The Ysleta Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Monday night to approve a $425 million bond referendum to be included in the November 2019 election.
The proposed bond projects were recommended by the Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC), a special task force made up of about 80 community members from across all seven YISD Learning Communities.
The FAC included parents, community and business leaders, representatives from civic organizations, and elected officials.
“During a robust and interactive six-week process, the FAC carefully considered numerous projects and the physical condition of YISD schools, also known as the Facility Condition Index (FCI).” YISD officials shared via a news release.
“Overall, campus FCI scores ranged from 10.9 (best) to 69.9 (worst). The average FCI score of schools selected by the FAC for the proposed 2019 bond measure is 54.”
This bond package aims to fund various campus improvement projects, including safety and security enhancements; new school construction; school renovations and modernizations; and other improvements.
As part of the proposed bond, the most significant projects include:
Safety and security enhancements
New Hanks area middle school
New Riverside area elementary school
New Scotsdale Elementary School
Renovation of Dolphin Terrace Elementary School
Modernization of Bel Air High School
Districtwide refrigerated air conversion & life-cycle Improvements
Election Day for El Paso County is Nov. 5, 2019.