Voters in the Royce City Independent School District will vote in May to determine the fate of an $863 million bond offer to pay for several new campuses, including a new high school, high school, and three new elementary grades.
The Royse City ISD School Board last week unanimously approved a bond referendum on May 6 to address current and future student growth.
The Royse City ISD Bond Steering Committee developed an $863 million package in two proposals. According to RCISD, if approved, the total amount will be funded by rising property values in the area and with a zero increase in the tax rate.
Offer A covers 98.5% of the package offered and will include a second high school located on FM 552 in Fate; David and Shirley Magness High School, located off FM 35, south of Interstate 30; three elementary schools; early childhood center; refurbishment and expansion of Royce City High School, which will include fine arts, a Royce Swiney facility, and turf fields for student use; the new Epps Educational Service Center; transport center; distribution center, security improvements; technological infrastructure and facilities; and a land plot for future district plots.
Proposal B will include 1.5% of the total proposed package and, if approved by voters, will pay for a second high school home locker room at RCISD Stadium, as well as additional restrooms and stadium parking. It will also include an additional entrance and exit from the stadium, as well as an extension of the tribune from the side of the visitors.
Opportunities for public presentations and details will be offered by Royse City ISD and Superintendent Kevin Worthy in the coming weeks, the County said.
For more information, please visit www.rcisd.org/bond2023 or write to [email protected]
Also in May, RCISD will hold elections for the school board. The application period for candidates who were to begin nominating themselves for the election was to start on Wednesday and run until February 17.
Early voting in the elections is scheduled for April 24-28.
Voters can now apply to vote by mail, and the deadline to register to vote is April 6.