Haveyou seem this sign?

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 2:39pm

FOX 51 has received reports of signs around Tyler that read "It's Time!" But, what does it mean?

After some digging, we have an answer for you!

The sign stands for, "It's time for 21st century schools in Tyler!"

These signs have been placed throughout the city in support of the passage of the Tyler ISD bond in the May 2013 election.

Proposed projects for the $160.5 million bond are:

  • New Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center - $33.5 million
     
  • New Middle School - Three Lakes Site - $31.5 million
     
  • New Middle School - Current Boulter Site - $31.5 million
     
  • New Middle School - Current Moore Site - $31.5 million
     
  • Remodel/Additions - Rice Elementary School - $16.0 million
     
  • Remodel/Additions - Dixie Elementary School - $16.5 million

Meanwhile, those against the bond have argued the money is better spent elsewhere.

"Before putting a lot of money in buildings we need to put the money into these kids in such a way that the results come out where the tests scores are raised and the quality of the education that they are receiving is shown by the way the compete with others who are in other systems," said Nile Smith, a local pastor against the bond.

Tylerites will vote on the bond May 11.

 

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