Ysleta school bonds

If you live in the Ysleta school district you get to vote on this:

The issuance of bonds in the amount of $425,000,000 for the designing, constructing, renovating, improving, acquiring, and
equipping school facilities, and the purchase of the necessary sites for school facilities, and the purchase of new buses to transport
students and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.

The district tells us that the cost will be $9.85 per month for a $100,000 home owned by someone under 65 years of age.

We deserve better


8 Responses to Ysleta school bonds

  1. Doesn’t it seem odd that most of the recent bond issues are for a little over $400 million? Do they all just pull these numbers out of a hat?

    We should go to having one item per bond request and send out bid requests before putting a number on the bond. All the rest of this combining is lazy, non-transparent, and a very easy way to hide pork.


    • Dan Wever says:

      Does it seem funny that School Bond issues seem to do so well? Do people know that the school district gets to actually run the election? They get to pick which precincts are used to vote. They are allowed to pick which places are used for early voting,
      The mobile voting boxes can be placed where they want them.
      Example: If you have a retirement home that usually votes against bond issues and it just happens to be a regular voting precinct then it is closed and the residents are required to go to one away from their normal voting place. Most do not bother.
      With today’s number crunchers, it is very easy to at least tilt the playing field without outright cheating.


  2. good governance oxymoron says:

    This bond does not make sense and it does not have full board support, passed 4-3.

    The big question is WHY does the district need 3 new schools when
    last bond they stated they had to close schools because of falling enrollment.


    • Anonymous says:

      Something of this magnitude should not be able to be passed with a 4-3 vote.


      • good governance oxymoron says:

        100% agree. The bond projects do not make sense.

        They are asking for $ for refrigerated AC but the same request was approved on the last bond.

        And 3 new schools after they insisted schools had to be consolidated and others closed to “right-size” the district ????

        It was just reported a few weeks ago that the City’s population growth is at best flat and somewhat in decline.


  3. Rico Suave says:

    Could be more $$$ if you lived in El Paso School district


    • Dan Wever says:

      With the cost overruns on the EPISD projects without board approval many times, by the way, they will probably try to pass another bond to finish whatever they have started.


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