Voters in Victoria have begun voting for both a 2017 Constitutional Amendment and a Victoria School District special election with just under two weeks to go before Election Day on November 7th.

There are several amendments to the Texas Constitution that will be decided, but the issue getting the most attention is the proposed $141,200,000 Bond to improve Victoria schools. According to the V.I.S.D. website, $99,075,000 of the bond would be directly committed to schools and $42,125,000 would be spent on VISD projects that also benefit and enhance the community. Of the 30 projects that are proposed, 22 of these projects directly involve upgrading campuses and technology infrastructure to enhance learning opportunities for students and extending the lifespan of these schools by another 30 to 40 years. Also included in the proposal is the construction of new campuses for Mission Valley Elementary School, Smith Elementary School, Shields Elementary School and Stroman Middle School.

Of the $42,125,000 planning proposal, $35,000,000 is allocated for the Multi-Activity Complex that will include a new football and soccer stadium with an 8 lane competition track, new restroom facilities, new concessions stands, new locker rooms, a new press box with an elevator, new stadium lights, a new scoreboard, a new sound system, new and resurfaced parking lots, a new softball and baseball field and a renovation of the current ROTC building. For more information on the issue, click here.

Early voting continues to November 3rd at Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center at 2805 N. Navarro, and at the VISD Administration Building at 102 Profit Drive.



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