MISD & ECISD Move Forward After Bond Approval 11/7/12
CBS 7 Reporter
November 7, 2012
Midland, TX - West Texas voters approved multi-million dollar bonds in both Midland and Ector counties last night.
After nearly a year of planning and community discussion, both districts say this is when the real work begins.
In Midland a $163 million bond will renovate current elementary schools, build several new ones and update district technology.
“People want us to get better, people want this school district to get better, I want this school district to get better as a parent and a superintendent,” explains MISD Superintendent Dr. Ryder Warren.
In Odessa the $129 million dollar bond will build new elementary schools and it will move the district to the middle school model.
“You have to continuously communicate with all segments of the community and not just when you're trying to sell a bond but it should be a process that is continuous and consistent,” explains ECISD Superintendent Hector Mendez.
MISD hopes to begin construction projects after Christmas break. ECISD says they are putting together a timeline and hope to have the new schools ready to open in 2 years.