VISD 2017 Bond Election live blog (w/video)
By Gabriella Canales; Carolina Astrain
Nov. 7, 2017 at 3:10 p.m.
Updated Nov. 7, 2017 at 11:28 p.m.
VISD proposition FINAL: 3,337 votes for and 4,426 votes against; 42.99% votes for and 57.01% votes against
VISD proposition update: 2,952 votes for and 3,808 votes against, 43.67% votes for and 56.33% votes against with 28 of 35 precincts reporting. Numbers are not final yet.
A delay in results is being caused by problems with one of the machines in Precinct 23, said staff with the Elections Administrator's office.
There are some delays on the release of the results, the Victoria Advocate staff is waiting to hear from election officials for any updates.
5,147 total early votes for VISD proposition; 46.05% votes for and 53.95% votes against
FOR: Early voting mail-in 591; Early voting in-person 1,173; Election day votes 606
AGAINST: Early voting mail-in 767; Early voting in-person 1,355; Election day votes 655
FOR: Early voting in-person 1,173; Election day votes 606
AGAINST: Early voting in-person 1,355; Election day votes 655
Mail-in and in-person early votes for VISD proposition: 1,779 votes for and 2,010 votes against.
Two years of planning by Victoria school district officials are coming to a head Tuesday as voters decide the outcome of a proposed $141.2 million capital improvement plan.
The projects included in the bond are replacing four schools, renovating 17 others and establishing a multi-activity complex.
In all, the proposal lists 30 projects. Of the $141.2 million price tag, $99.1 million will be spent directly on schools and $42.1 million spent on VISD projects that also benefit the community.
New buildings would be created for Stroman Middle School, Shields Elementary School, Smith Elementary School and Mission Valley Elementary School.
Also included in the projects are traffic improvements, security system upgrades, new practice gyms and maintenance to current buildings.
The bond includes making the district compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, an improved districtwide phone system, a multi-activity complex and adding $2.5 million in new technology across the district.
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School bond maximizes student learning opportunities
• Hopkins Academy, 110 Hopkins Road
• Victoria County Courthouse, 115 N. Bridge St.
• Trinity Episcopal Church, 1501 N. Glass St.
• Patti Welder Middle School, 1604 E. North St.
• Crain Elementary School, 2706 N. Azalea Ave.
• Family Worship Center, 501 Sam Houston Drive
• O'Connor Magnet School, 3402 Bobolink St.
• Shields Elementary School, 3400 Bluebonnet St.
• National Guard Armory, 106 E. Mockingbird Lane
• Fine Arts Center Annex, 1002 Sam Houston Drive
• Precinct 4 Portable Blvd., 14721 J-2 Ranch Road
• Placedo VFD, 284 N. Williams St.
• Bloomington Fire Department, 551 Second St. W.
• Guadalupe Elementary School, 1952 Guadalupe Road
• Nelson/Buchholz Residence, 1499 San Antonio River Road
• Howell Middle School, 2502 Fannin Drive
• Aloe Elementary School, 62 Chaparral Drive
• Smith Elementary School, 2901 Erwin St.
• Creager Residence, 6645 FM 1685
• Vickers Elementary School, 708 Glascow
• Mission Valley VFD, 34 Reinecke Road
• Precinct No. 2 Service Center, 13323 Nursery Drive
• Memory Gardens Chapel, 8919 U.S. Hwy 87 N
• Rowland Elementary School, 2706 Leary Lane
• Telferner Methodist Church, 81 Old Hwy Road
• Inez VFD, 296 Railroad St.
• Wm. Wood Elementary School, 183 WoodHi School Road
• DeLeon Elementary School, 1002 Santa Barbara
• Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 4102 N. Ben Jordan
• Tanglewood House, 401 Rosewood
• VISD Administration Bld., 102 Profit Drive
• Holy Family Catholic Church, 704 Mallette Drive
• Dudley Magnet School, 3307 Callis St.
• F.W. Gross Montessori School, 1208 S. Navarro St.
• Pattie Dodson Health Dept, 2805 N. Navarro St.
Source: Victoria County