The Ysleta Independent School District will host a series of meetings beginning tonight, to inform the community about the $430.5 million 2015 YISD Bond before voters on the Nov. 3 ballot.
Also on the Election Day ballot is Proposition 1, a proposed state constitutional amendment that would provide significant tax relief for all Texas homeowners by raising the state’s homestead exemption from the current $15,000 to $25,000.
In fact, if Proposition 1 and the YISD bond are both approved by voters, many YISD homeowners would see a decrease in their property taxes while still providing enough money to help the 100-year-old school district repair, renovate, and rebuild its deteriorating facilities.
The bond meetings will be held at a school in each Learning Community (Bel Air, Del Valle, Eastwood, Hanks, Parkland, and Ysleta) on different dates and various times of day to accommodate the busy schedules of most YISD community members.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Xavier De La Torre will give a brief informational presentation on proposed bond projects districtwide, which will be followed by an audience question-and-answer session.
The meetings are as follows:
Tuesday, Sept. 22
5 p.m. Del Valle High School cafeteria
6 p.m. Ysleta High School cafeteria
Saturday, Sept. 26
*9 a.m. Bel Air High School Health Professions auditorium
Tuesday, Sept. 29
11:30 a.m. Parkland Middle School library
Monday, Oct. 5
6 p.m. Constance Hulbert Elementary School gymnasium
Wednesday, Oct. 7
*9 a.m. Glen Cove Elementary School gymnasium
*6 p.m. Eastwood High School theater
Meetings denoted with an asterisk (*) will also offer a bus tour of three YISD schools immediately following the bond meeting for those interested in getting a firsthand look at the condition of the district’s facilities. Bus transportation will be provided by Ysleta ISD, and guests will tour Valley View and Eastwood middle schools, and Eastwood High School.
The public is strongly encouraged to attend any or all of the community bond meetings, as well as the bus tour. More information on the 2015 YISD Bond can be found at yisdbond.yisd.net.