Superintendent Praises TISD Bond Approval

A new beginning for students in TISD. Tuesday night voters passed the almost 96 million dollar proposed Phase One plan, by a vote of 68 percent to 32 percent.
Wednesday, district officials were obviously thrilled with the voting outcome.
"This is a great day for TISD and our community," said TISD Superintendent Dr. David Simmons. "I think it shows the people are supportive of what we are trying to do as a district. I think they felt like specific to this bond election that we had a good plan that we communicated the need."
Dr. Simmons said he hopes to begin construction soon.
"I think you'll see groundbreaking towards the end of the school year," he said. "We'll begin the process of putting the plan in place, getting the construction folks in line and our goal is to begin construction late spring or early summer."
Under Phase One, six elementary schools would be replaced and the district would add a seventh campus. It could take up to three years to complete the first phase of the bond.

Maya Golden reporting,