Mission Valley Elementary School

Victoria school district plumber Mark Uresti, right, works with his colleague Alfonso Ramos to change a faucet inside of a science lab at Mission Valley Elementary School.

Urgent repairs still need to be addressed at Victoria’s school district, but it’s a matter of how.

Victoria residents rejected a $156.8 million bond proposal May 1.

Victoria school district's superintendent, Quintin Shepherd, discusses what the failed $156.8 million bond means for the district.

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Samantha Douty is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from UT-Arlington with a bachelor's in journalism.

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I do not think the school district has it yet. To me, its all about spending. Salaries that exceed above 80% leave little towards maintenance. And we are proud of that. I believe the priorities are mixed up. Hope no one gets in a twist over my opinion.

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