Spring ISD Communications Officer Sheleah Reed, from left, Chief Communications Officer Tiffany Dunne-Oldfield and Superintendent Dr. Rodney Watson check the numbers as the results come in.
Spring ISD Board Trustee Justine Durant celebrates the election’s returns.
HOUSTON – Nov. 9, 2016 – The Spring Independent School District announced that the $330 million bond referendum has been approved by voters. Out of 40,487 votes cast, 29,040 (71.73%) were in favor of the bond. Harris County shows 87,297 registered voters were eligible in this election from 40 different precincts.
“I’m very pleased with the 72 percent rate of approval. It clearly demonstrates the support and commitment of this community to our schools and our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Rodney Watson.
The district can now move forward on plans to:
- Address secondary campus capacity issues and replace outdated facilities;
- Expand full-day prekindergarten programs;
- Expand bus service to 5,000 more students;
- Enhance 21st century learning opportunities; and
- Improve campus safety and security systems.
“I want to extend my personal thanks to all the community volunteers and Spring ISD employees who helped educate our community about the bond,” Watson said. “It was important that our community had the information they needed to make an informed decision when it came time to vote. Their efforts in this work are greatly appreciated.
In addition, the results of the board of trustees election are: Position 1, Deborah Jensen; Position 2, Chris Bell; and Position 3, Justine Durant.
For more information about the bond, go to www.springisd.org/bond2016.