Rejected By Voters Two Years Ago, Frisco Bond/Tax Measure Outcome Uncertain

KRLD Sunday Morning News
November 04, 2018 - 10:59 am
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Of all the municipal ballot measures in North Texas, the outcome of Frisco's $691 million bond and tax ratification election will be one of the most closely watched.

NBC 5 reports the bond would pay for the construction of four new schools, renovation to existing facilities and additional technology and security measures, as well as pay to resurface playgrounds at 42 schools with a rubber-like material.

Right now, the playgrounds have a woodchip surface which creates challenges and even the occassional minor injury for some students.

Out of the $691 million bond, $4 million of that would pay to resurface the playgrounds.

Passing the measure, however, has not been an easy sell amongst voters.

Just two years ago, a tax ratification was defeated at the ballot box, contributing in part to delayed openings of four schools in 2017, along with parents being asked to pay for after-school activities.

The school district says the proposed projects would lower the property tax rate by two cents.