District voters decided to keep Kristi Hassett and Tracy Scott Miller as trustees on the Lewisville ISD school board and approved the $737.5 million bond proposal.
Hassett won with 67.69 percent of the vote for Place 6. Miller received 54.35 percent of the vote for Place 7. Out of 14,810 total votes, the bond proposal got 62.43 percent of votes for it.
“I am humbled and honored by all of the support. I look forward to continue serving our LISD students, staff and community,” Hassett wrote on her campaign Facebook page.
Hassett faced Peter Rabner, Jon Hanna and Eric Parker in the race for Place 6. Miller was up against Sandra Weinstein, Shari Chambers and Colleen Shaw.
The district’s bond proposal — which would fund more than 30 projects to refurbish, build and supplement schools and other facilities in the district — was approved despite efforts by opposing groups.
“We are glad to see that this bond election turn out is double what it was in 2008. Clearly more people were aware and voted and we thank you for that,” Facebook page Safe Classrooms Small Classrooms posted following results. “Personally we are sad to see the bond pass as we felt our school board owed us a better bond.”
Many of those who led the opposition want to see Hedrick Elementary rebuilt after both it and the neighboring middle school are torn down in accordance with the Facility Advisory Committee’s recommendation. Only Hedrick Middle School’s rebuild is on the list of projects the bond would go towards.
Vote Yes Lewisville ISD co-chair Chuck Elsey celebrated the bond’s passing Saturday evening at Tierney’s.
“I was so nervous abut this, I was pacing all day,” Elsey said. “I think it’s the best decision for the community.”
Editor’s note: This story erroneously omitted the word “million” when initially talking about the bond proposal. The story has been corrected.