MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/ Fox 24) – Midland ISD board of trustees voted to place a $596 million bond for new schools on the November ballot.
The bond will be on the ballot for the November election, so it’s up to voters in Midland to decide.
The Midland ISD board of trustees is putting it up to midland voters.
MISD school board president Rick Davis says the main reason for MISD to call a bond election is to address secondary schools needs.
“It’s important to provide quality seats and quality facility to our students,” Davis says. “There’s also academic benefits to this bond proposal it’s not all about bricks and mortar it’s also about academic benefits.”
Davis says the student population continues to grow as the years go by.
He says if Midlanders vote for the bond it would expand students’ space.
The plan is to have two new schools with the existing Midland Lee moving to a new campus.
“It made more sense to us to go ahead and have the new second high school to be named the Lee High School,” he says.
Davis says Midlanders will have a say in renaming the existing Lee campus.
“Move all the Lee High School students over to the day that the doors open,” he says. “Then begin remodeling the existing Lee campus to be named later by the community after getting community input.”
Davis says this project will be needed for the students of Midland.
“This facility is sorely needed,” Davis says. “We need to take care of our students.”
To learn more about the bond click the link below: https://www.midlandisd.net/Page/33104