Support for Rockwall ISD Bond Referendum gains momentum

Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce & MetroTex Association of REALTORS Announce Support

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct 8, 2015) Momentum continues to grow for passage of the Rockwall ISD bond referendum as the MetroTex Association of REALTORS have joined with the Rockwall Area Chamber Of Commerce in announcing their support for the ballot initiative.

“The overwhelming support we are receiving from the business community proves just how valuable quality public schools are to our economy,” said Travis King, Co-Chair of Better Schools Brighter Future, the political action committee supporting the referendum.  “With this important bond package, we can best manage our fast growth and provide the academic excellence needed to educate our next generation of doctors, engineers, teachers and entrepreneurs.”

With our student population expected to grow by more than 4,000 children in the next decade, the $257 million bond package will allow the district to responsibly manage our growth with new schools, renovated facilities and additional classrooms. The bond package will also fund technology upgrades including new computers for our students and teachers, and basic servicing and maintenance for every campus including improved safety and security, and upgrades for heating, cooling, roofing and flooring.

The bond package will also fund the construction of the College & Career Academy, which will be a part of the STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The Academy will provide students with career options and certifications with studies in a wide range of professions including culinary arts, computer maintenance and repair, health care, nursing, graphic design, audio/video production, graphic design, architecture and engineering, law, biotechnology, and video game design (partial listing). The Academy will also be utilized by Collin College and Texas A&M Commerce for college course work.

Early voting for the Rockwall ISD bond referendum begins Monday, October 19th and continues through Friday, October 30th.  Election day is November 3rd. For more information, please contact Andrea Coker at 214-997-3738 or visit

About Better Schools Brighter Future

Better Schools Brighter Future is a diverse coalition of business leaders, parents, educators, elected officials, community activists and many others who have come together in support of the Rockwall ISD $257 million bond program. Lesli Johnson and Travis King are leading the PAC as Co-Chairs.

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