New schools and upgrades to existing campuses will be coming to the Crowley and Northwest school districts.
Northwest ISD voters on May 6 signed a $2 billion bond proposal. Crowley ISD voters, however, backed two proposals totaling more than $1 billion and narrowly rejected a proposal that involved building a performing arts center, according to unofficial results.
Crowley ISD’s Prop C, the $128.8 million performing arts center, received 51.42% no votes and 48.58% yes votes. The difference was 237 votes.
Crowley ISD’s Prop A, the largest portion of the bond, is more than $948.2 million and involves the construction of eight new schools. Proposal A was approved with 53.39% of votes in favor and 46.61% against, according to unofficial results.
Crowley ISD’s Prop B is over $95.4 million and required the construction of a new inclusive outdoor learning center and athletics complex. Prop B was approved with 52.23% of votes in favor and 47.77% against.
Crowley ISD’s total obligation was over $1.2 billion.
In Northwest ISD, voters overwhelmingly supported $1.6 billion Proposition A that calls for 12 new schools and other campus improvements and $21.7 million Proposition C that will be used to buy new devices for students and teachers. Both proposals received more than 60% of the vote.
Northwest ISD Prop B was much closer, with 52.22% voting in favor and 47.78% against. The $301.5 million Prop B includes new stadiums at three high schools and improvements at two other athletic facilities.
Fort Worth voters also decided who should sit on their school boards. Here’s a look at other races in the Fort Worth area:
Incumbent Castleberry ISD second-place trustee Tracy Gallman defeated challenger Sarash Kelty, with 55.77% of the vote to her challenger’s 44.23%, according to unofficial election results.
DSI by Crowley
The incumbents prevailed in two contested races for Crowley’s ISD school board.
First-place trustee Nedra Robinson won 59.62% of the vote. Challenger Phoebe Elkins received 20.47%, while candidate Roderick Smith received 19.91%
Second-place trustee Tonya Woodson-Mayfield polled 59.47% of the vote, while challenger Diana Acosta received 40.26%.
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
Newcomers Ron Franklin and Blake Mabry will join the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD school board.
Franklin will sit in seat 6. He defeated candidate Trent Hill with 56.50% of the vote to his challenger’s 43.50%, according to unofficial election results.
Mabry will be the trustee of Place 7. He received 58.71% of the vote to challenger Misty Kieschnick’s 41.29%.
Incumbents Fred Campos and Andy Cargile were reelected to the ISD Hurst-Euless-Bedford School Board.
In the race for seat 7, Campos defeated challenger Linda Owens with 56.57% of the vote to Owens’ 43.43%, according to unofficial election results.
Cargile faced two challengers for the 6th seat. He got 60.23% of the vote. Miste candidate Anders-Clemons received 20.03% and challenger Dan Mendoza got 19.73%.
Trustee Bev Dixon’s 5 seat on the Keller ISD school board is coming to an end. Challenger Chris Coker defeated her with 53.95% of the vote; Dixon received 46.05%.
Voters sent former administrator John Birt back to the school board. He defeated first-time candidate Haley Taylor Schlitz with 58.22% of the vote to her 41.78%.
Northwest ISD voters sent three incumbents back to the school board.
Incumbent Steve Sprowls defended his spot in fifth place against challengers Amanda Smith and Jennifer Stephens. Srowls received 56.77% of the vote to Stephens’ 34.45% and Smith’s 18.51%, according to unofficial election results from Tarrant, Denton and Wise counties.
In the race for seat 6, incumbent Lillian Rauch won 61.46% and her opponent Jon Pendergrass received 38.82%.
Position 7 incumbent Jennifer Murphy received 66.11% of the vote, while challenger Michelle Slater got 33.89%.
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