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Roma ISD School Board Calls for May 6, 2023 Bond Election for $41.9M Multi-Disciplinary Education Facilities

On Feb. 13, 2023, the School Board voted to call for a bond election for a total amount of $41,920,000. On May 6, 2023, voters will have the chance to vote “for” or “against” the 3 propositions as they are presented, which include a variety of multi-disciplinary education facilities.


Proposition A includes the expansion of the Roma High School Mighty Gladiator Band Building, upgrades at the Roma High School Softball Stadium, a new gym for F. J. Scott Elementary School, new outdoor learning spaces for all Roma ISD elementary schools, and the relocation of the Roma ISD Transportation Department to the old Y.B. Escobar Elementary School site. The total cost of this proposition is $8,315,000.


Proposition B provides for upgrades at the Roma High School Gladiator Arena Football Stadium including a home side bleacher expansion, new restrooms, new concession stands, and new dressing rooms for the Roma High baseball, soccer, and tennis teams. The total cost of this proposition is $8,845,000.


Proposition C is for a new Roma ISD Multipurpose Facility, which would include a new Black Box Theater, new CTE classroom spaces, new district and community meeting spaces, and a new convertible gym/meeting spaces to seat up to 3,000 persons. The total cost of this proposition is $24,760,000.


“Our School Board worked alongside administrators, staff, architects, and financial advisors to study the school district’s facilities to plan for the future, and the findings of that study are the result of the three propositions,” explained Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos M. Gonzalez Jr. “We believe that Roma ISD students will be directly served by the suggested facility improvements as they advance through Roma ISD’s secondary schools in the next three decades.”


Citizens will have the chance to vote on the propositions during the early voting period from April 24 to April 28, and May 1 and 2, 2023 at Roma ISD’s Juanita Cantu Gym. Election Day is May 6, 2023 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


For more information, Roma ISD has provided a Bond Election Information site at Roma ISD will host livestreamed community forums on Facebook on April 5, 2023 and again on April 19, 2023 to review a presentation on the Bond, as well as answer voter questions. Voters may also call 956-849-1377 to speak to a Roma ISD administrator to have their questions answered.


Roma ISD 2023 School Bond Election Information - English