The Ysleta school district is conducting a $430 million bond election after having lost a $450 million one just six months ago.
The loss was a narrow one so they are trying again.
This time they are employing a new tactic. As it turns out there are about 1,000 school kids who are eligible to vote since they have turned 18. The district has launched a campaign to get these kids to register to vote.
Our state senator has been active in the campaign. He has not been active in any similar campaigns in our other school districts. That pretty much tells me what his real motivations are.
I wonder if these civic minded school district employees have explained to the 18 year olds that it will be the younger voters who bear the brunt of the bond costs if they pass. If the bonds are 20 year ones these kids will be paying into middle age. I also have to wonder if anyone has explained to them that apartment dwellers pay the costs through their rent.
Hopefully some parents will explain the issue so that our new voters understand the facts.
We deserve better