Ysleta ISD to hold final informational meetings, tours on upcoming bond election

YISD will hold the last in a series of community meetings to inform the community about its proposed $430.5 million bond on the Nov. 3 ballot. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Xavier De La Torre will give a brief informational presentation on the proposed bond and its projects, and take questions from the audience. All meetings are open to the public. The final three meetings are listed below:

Monday, Oct. 5

6 p.m. Constance Hulbert Elementary School cafeteria, 7755 Franklin Drive

Wednesday, Oct. 7 (bus tours to follow both meetings)

9 a.m. Glen Cove Elementary School library, 10955 Sam Snead Drive

6 p.m. Eastwood High School theater, 2430 McRae Blvd.

On Oct. 7, both bond meetings will be followed by a bus tour of three schools for guests to get a firsthand look at the condition of YISD facilities. Bus transportation will be provided by Ysleta ISD, and guests will tour Valley View and Eastwood middle schools, as well as Eastwood High School.

The community bond meetings began Sept. 22 and were scheduled in each Learning Community (Bel Air, Del Valle, Eastwood, Hanks, Parkland, Riverside, and Ysleta) on different dates and various times of day.

Also before voters in the November election is Proposition 1, a proposed state constitutional amendment that would raise the state homestead exemption from $15,000 to $25,000.

If Prop. 1 and the YISD bond are both approved by voters, many Ysleta homeowners would pay less in taxes than they currently do.

Author: Ysleta ISD