Marble Falls ISD officials encouraged by survey results
January 20, 2014, 7:12 pm by Emily Zendt
The proposed $ 6.5 million bond that went to vote in November did not accompany any tax increase and would have reduced "Robin Hood" payments to the state.
"The last bond and [a potential] bond is a reorganization, so we are able to keep the funds local,” said Bruce Peckover, MFISD Communication Coordinator.
And so far, he said they’ve seen a positive response.
Preliminary results from the surveys sent to parents, staff and local business show a positive trend — about 80 percent of faculty and staff voiced support with a similar trend from parents. The trend in the business community showed a near 60 percent of businesses voiced support.
But getting those supporting voters to the polls may be their biggest challenge.
In the November election, the question attracted over 2,000 voters. Fifty-three percent voted "no.”
Out of approximately 2,100 votes cast in
While some say the failure was attributed to a lack of
information and a lack of votes from parents whose children would be affected,
one expert says the failure is indicative of a larger response in rural
"I think the default position for many
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