Diboll ISD passes 22.5 million dollar bond - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Diboll ISD passes 22.5 million dollar bond

By Whitney Grunder - bio | email

DIBOLL, TX (KTRE)- Voter turnout across East Texas was expected to be relatively low on election day, however, that apparently did not hinder the approval of several major items on local ballots. In Diboll, in addition to the 11 statewide constitutional amendments, voters were asked to decide a 22-point-5 million dollar school bond. 

Community members gathered at the Diboll ISD administrative building, anxiously awaiting the results.

"We are really ecstatic about the results of the school district. The board voted to actually give the voters the chance to decide whether or not to build these facilities and the voters have turned out and they have voiced their concerns and built what they really want for our school district and for our community," said Diboll Assistant Superintendent Kevin Mathis.

The school bond calls for the construction of a new elementary school, among other projects in the school district.

Superintendent Gary Martel said kindergarten through fifth grade is growing so fast, they can hardly keep up.  Apparently, the majority of the voters agreed.  The school bond passed with 488 voters voting yes and 307 voting no.

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"We are really ecstatic about the results of the school district. The board voted to actually give the voters the chance to decide weather or not to build these facilities and the voters have turned out and they have voiced their concerns and built what they really want for our school district and for our community," said Diboll ISD assistant Superintendent Kevin Mathis.

Several supporters showed up, staying for an hour and a half to wait for results. Most felt it was worth their time and effort.

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