Tyler ISD plans to march ahead, bond on ballot

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 12:09pm

Tyler ISD held a board meeting tonight to discuss their agenda for added changes for 2013.

TISD has plans to march ahead to put the bond issue on the City of Tyler May's ballot.

Grassroots of America tell KETK, the proposed bond was approved at Thursday night's board meeting and will be on May's Ballot.

KETK attended the meeting and spoke to parents about this proposal .

Administrators, teachers, parents, members of grassroots of America, and the community of Tyler filled the room tonight.

Tyler ISD board proposed a $160 million dollar bond.

Which will fund new buildings and technology to improve learning performance.

They also addressed test scores and and how they are preparing their students for success.

The board welcomed the audience to take the stand and express their thoughts about this proposal.

Parents tells KETK, "The answer isn't always building new buildings, we need to look at what's happening in the classrooms and see how we can change," says Kristi Evans, Parent in Tyler.

"Some of the folks that don't support it, we have a lot of the same interests, we definitely support the success, academic education for our children... absolutely... and discipline, but we also believe a piece of the puzzle... and the success of a child's academic career is current... correct... right size... Facilities, and we just don't have that with our aging facilities and in TISD," Parent in Tyler, President of 'Tyler Proud'.

Tyler ISD reports, they have been working with the City of Tyler to improve schools.

They say, drop-out rates, attendance and test scores have improved.

We will continue to update you on this decision.

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