POSTED: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 9:51pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 6:52pm
Tyler, TX — On Saturday businesses across Tyler opened their doors to voters for the official voting day on the 2013 Tyler ISD bond. The much talked about bond would kick off six new projects, all for the price tag of one-hundred and sixty point five million dollars.
TISD superintendent Gary Mooring explains this bond will help, "create a new career and education technology center, and also three new middle schools that will elevate overcrowding."
The heated campaign for this bond began back in February, as organizations such as Grassroots America Tyler urged voters to say no to the bond. JoAnn Fleming of Grassroots America Tyler tells KETK, "We believe this is our only opportunity to make the board and the administration focus on what really matters here, and that is the academic results that we achieve here in the district."
According to today's vote, a majority of Tyler residents do not feel the same way.
The official vote polls say:
63% were for the bond.
37% were against it.