WISD School Board calls for $125 million bond election Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Headline, Waxahachie on February 19, 2015 by Publisher At the meeting on February 17, 2015, the WISD School Board called for a $125 million bond election to be held on May 9, 2015 to address growth and facility improvements.Since 2005, WISD has grown by 32.5%, or 1,968 students. In the last five years alone, WISD’s enrollment has grown by 7.8%, or 573 students which is enough students to fill an average-sized elementary school. Current projections by Templeton Demographics estimate growth of 883 students in the next five years.The new Waxahachie High School will contain classroom space for 2,500 students and core space for 3,000 students grades 9-12 to allow for expansion when needed. The school will also house new Career and Technical Education facilities and a new Fine Arts Center. Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy will be used as the third WISD junior high to address growth in junior high and maintain smaller class sizes.Global High School will relocate to the current WHS campus which will provide Global with additional space to continue its present instructional model.Waxahachie High School of Choice and Challenge Academy will relocate to a portion of the current WHS facility separate from Global High.Wilemon campus will become another elementary school to address capacity issues at Shackelford and Wedgeworth. If space allows, the campus may contain a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math Magnet (STEAM).Turner campus will become an additional elementary school to address student enrollment growth. You may also be interested in readingWaxahachie Go Center grand openingWaxahachie High School Art Department designs ornament for Capitol Christmas TreeWaxahachie Global High principal Don Snook resignsLETTER: Open letter to WISD school boardHelp a disadvantaged WISD student with school suppliesWHS senior Madison Warren represented district in AustinWISD named a Best Community for Music Education for second timeWISD teacher under investigation for inappropriate conduct with studentWaxahachie ISD superintendent set to resignTeaching certificates suspended for former accused WISD teacher ← WISD promotes Blaylock and ReedJose De Jesus Maldonado Jr sentenced to 198 years for child molestation → You must log in to post a comment.