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September 12, 2005
Voters approve GCISD Bond measure
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD voters approved a $107.9 million bond measure by 2:1 on Saturday, with 2,298 voting in favor and 1,056 voting against. A total of 3,354 voters cast ballots in the single-proposition election.

“We are very pleased with the voter turnout and the support of this community,” said Dr. Kay Waggoner, superintendent. “The outcome of this election is a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of the Bond Steering Committee. We want to thank committee members and the community as a whole for supporting the students of GCISD.”

A total of 2,171 voters came out early to cast their ballots, with 1,644 voting in favor of the measure. Election Day voting showed 654 in favor and 529 against.

The bond program will address five areas within the District:
· Safety/security;
· Renovation/repair of existing facilities;
· Student and/or program growth;
· Learning environment/instruction; and
· Use of technology, operations and co-curricular/extracurricular programs.

Major projects include the construction of a new Colleyville Elementary near its current site, renovations at Timberline Elementary that will convert the enrichment center into classrooms and provide a new library, additional classrooms at Bear Creek Elementary and Silver Lake Elementary, new gymnasiums at Colleyville Middle and Cross Timbers Middle, and turf at three football fields including Mustang-Panther Stadium.

A complete list of projects is available at www.gcisd-k12.org, which will continue to be updated with the latest information as the bond program progresses. 

The District now will begin the process of further developing the projects and selecting a general contractor. Project planning and scheduling will follow, with construction expected to begin in early summer.

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