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District to Host Town Hall Meetings to Explain November 7 Election

Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner will speak to parents and community members about the upcoming November elections in a series of town hall meetings in September and October. Dr. Scribner will explain the two propositions on the ballot which includes a “Penny Swap” tax rate authorization and a $750 million bond proposal.

Dr. Scribner will discuss how these voter decisions:

  • Ensure our students are college and career ready.
  • Address significant growth issues with the construction of new schools and additions and
  • Improve aging facilities in need of repair.

The superintendent will also explain that neither proposal will result in a tax rate increase.

The town hall meetings are open to the public and will be held at high schools throughout the District. Schools such as Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA), Young Men’s Leadership Academy (YMLA), Marine Creek Collegiate High School, TCC South FWISD Collegiate High School, and World Languages Institute (WLI) are invited to attend the meetings at their designated partner schools.

 

Town Hall Schedule

Date

Name

Location

Start Time

End Time

9/25/2017

Paschal Town Hall

3001 Forest Park Forth Worth, TX 76110

6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

10/2/2017

Benbrook Town Hall

201 Overcrest Dr. Benbrook, TX 76126

6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

10/3/2017

North Side Town Hall

2211 McKinley Fort Worth, TX 76164

6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

10/5/2017

Diamond Hill-Jarvis & Marine Creek Collegiate Town Hall

1411 Maydell Fort Worth, TX 76106

6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

10/9/2017

Southwest Town Hall

4100 Altamesa Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76133

6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

10/11/2017

Arlington Heights Town Hall

4501 W. Freeway Fort Worth, TX 76107

6:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

10/17/2017

Polytechnic Town Hall

1300 Conner Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76105

6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

10/18/2017

Western Hills & World Languages Institute Town Hall

3600 Boston Avenue, Benbrook, TX 76116

6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

10/30/2017

O.D. Wyatt &TCC-South Town Hall

2400 E. Seminary Fort Worth, TX 76119

6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

         
9/14/2017  South Hills Town Hall  6101 McCart Fort Worth, TX 76133  6:00 p.m.  7:00 p.m.

9/7/2017

TABS Town Hall 3813 Valentine Fort Worth, TX 76107 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

9/11/2017

Trimble Tech & YWLA Town Hall 1003 W. Cannon Fort Worth, TX 76104 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

9/13/2017

Eastern Hills Town Hall 5701 Shelton Fort Worth, TX 76112 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

9/19/2017

Carter-Riverside Town Hall 3301 Yucca Fort Worth, TX 76111 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

9/21/2017

Dunbar & YMLA Town Hall 5700 Ramey Fort Worth, TX 76112 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

 

The “Penny Swap” will allow the school district to receive additional funds from the state that otherwise would have not been available to the District. The bond will support the District’s commitment to college and career readiness and will include upgrades to neighborhood high schools. It will also address growth and overcrowding in specific areas as well as allow expansion of some of the District’s most successful academic programs.

This work was guided by a Long Range Facilities Master Plan advisory group made up of educators, parents, and community leaders.  The group met over a period of six months and looked at what FWISD schools needed in order to meet the demands of a 21st century workplace. 

For more information about the bond proposal visit the District bond website, www.fwisd.org/bond. The last day to register to vote is October 10. Early voting begins October 23 and ends November 3. Election day is November 7.

 

-FWISD-

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