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2012 Election Watch Party

November 6, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

Voters overwhelmingly approved the $1.89 billion HISD school construction bond which means 38 campuses including 28 high schools will be rebuilt or renovated.         Early returns released by the Harris County Clerk’s office showed the HISD bond proposition leading with 66 percent of the vote with nearly 200,000 ballots cast.

HISD Board of Education President Michael Lunceford said this vote means there will be quality schools for all students.  He also encouraged everyone to have their voice heard about the new schools. ” We want the community’s involvement and more importantly we want your input as we move forward,” said Lunceford.

Superintendent Terry Grier thanked everyone who voted for the bond and said this is going to change the lives of many students. “This vote shows us that Houston has not given up on public schools and our children. Thank you on behalf of our children. ”

Because of the large amount of construction included in the 2012 bond proposition, HISD will spread the work out over the next six to eight years.

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