Trustees Approve Resolution in Support of November 7 Penny Swap and Bond Election

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Action Taken at September 12 Board Meeting

 The Fort Worth ISD Board of Education has approved a resolution supporting the November 7 Penny Swap and Bond Dual Elections. They are listed as Proposition A and Proposition B on the fall ballot.

 According to the resolution, the Penny Swap – Proposition A — would allow the District to receive an additional $23 million annually in funding and would enable the District to launch its proposed bond improvement program with no increase in the current school tax rate. 

The proposed $750 million bond programProposition B— was developed by a Long Range Facilities Master Plan advisory group made up of educators, parents, and community leaders.  The group met over an extended period of time and looked at what District schools needed to meet the demands of a 21st century workplace, thus ensuring students in the District are college and career ready.  If authorized, the bond program could address the significant growth in our city with the construction of new schools and additions, as well as improve aging facilities and complete deferred maintenance.

 You can watch a video explaining the Penny Sway proposition on either YouTube or the Fort Worth ISD website.

 Learn more about the 2017 Fort Worth ISD Bond Program by clicking here. 

 The election is set for Tuesday, November 7, with early voting running from October 23 through November 3.

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