If voters approve the WFISD school bond measure Nov. 3, what would they get? – Times Record News





This is an artist's rendering of a proposed high school exterior. Voters will go to the polls Nov. 3 to cast a ballot on a $290 million bond issue to build two new high schools in Wichita Falls ISD.

Early voting begins Tuesday on a Wichita Falls ISD school bond measure to build two new high schools that would change the face of the city and push schools toward modernization. 

Early voting for the Nov. 3 General Election continues through Oct. 30.

If voters approve the $290 million bond measure in the Nov. 3 election, they will give the go-ahead to the district to bring two modern high schools — built with an eye toward innovation — to the city, according to WFISD officials.

The schools would open in fall 2024, leading to the retirement of Hirschi, Rider and Old High as high schools, according to officials. 

Approval would also allow WFISD to take the first step in a long-range plan to improve aging facilities — while bringing a 32-cent tax hike for WFISD property taxpayers, effective in October 2021, according to school officials.

The tax increase will be an estimated $26 a month, or $320 a year, on a home valued at $100,000, according to school officials. 

That is figured without factoring in a $25,000 homestead exemption available to any homeowner.

This artist's rendering shows what a theatre classroom would look like in the proposed new high schools.

Taxpayers who have an over-65 or disability-related freeze
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