VOTE 2012: Midland Voters to Decide on $163 Million Bond Proposal Today 11/6/12
CBS 7 Reporter
November 6, 2012
Midland, TX - It's been nearly a year of planning and community discussion and today voters will decide if they are for or against the $163 million bond proposal for MISD. The proposal promises to renovate the current elementary schools in the district and add new ones to help with overcrowding.
"Yes, that's it just yes!" one Midland voter says as she leaves the polling place.
"I've never had any doubt, our kids have to have decent schools, my grandkids have to have a decent school to go to," explains Bardena Matthews at a south Midland polling place.
"I think we need more money for the kids to upgrade our education system because they're our future so I agree with them," adds voter Marvin Risper.
But others aren't so confident. In the final hours left to vote, they're still on the fence.
"It’s hard because eventually my kids are going to be in school and they're going to need the places to be and the facilities,” says Tracy Ayers as she pushes a double stroller out of a Midland-polling place. “But when you’re constantly looking at adding more money and having to spend more money where is it all going to come from it makes it hard because most of the time it comes out if our pockets."
But first time voter Janice Vanhuss says when it comes to kids the choice is clear.
”I have a little one coming in school so it was pretty easy what we need to do,” she says.
So while the price tag is too high for some most voters we met today say for better schools, it's worth it.