TYLER — Leslie Strader has 3 kids in Tyler ISD schools and she is vice president of a new group called Tyler Proud -- they support the school district.
Even though the group wasn't around for the last bond, Strader did vote for it.
"As always, you know, there's people who aren't ever gonna like what they put out. I think there was some confusion and not enough communication about what was gonna happen," Strader said.
And she doesn't expect that to be the case this time.
The $161 Million plan laid out Monday night includes a new career tech center, a remodel of both Dixie and Rice Elementary...and three new middle schools -- Boulter, Moore and Three Lakes.
And the district says the amount could be funded without a tax rate increase.
"I don't see any downside to it whatsoever, there's no tax increase, it benefits a lot of children, it reduces overcrowding at some middle school levels, it benefits the high school kids, it will benefit the city with the career and technology center," Strader said.
KETK also spoke with Grassroots America We The People. They are not in support of it just yet.
"Well I can say that today for sure that Grassroots America cannot be supportive of a bond election because we still do not have a resolution on where the school district is going to resolve its growing discipline problems in some of its schools, the lack of support for teachers, the problem that we have with some of the curriculum," said Joann Fleming with Grassroots.
We also spoke with Rick Eisenbach with Grassroots.
He says they have already asked the new superintendent for a town hall meeting where the problems they listed could be discussed as well as the bond election.