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April 13, 2013

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: Info on the WISD bond proposal

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Building Capacity – construct a new Career and Technical Education Center at WHS (66,425 square feet, 25 classrooms); construct a ninth grade wing at the WHS campus (78,000 square feet, 38 classrooms, gym); reconfigure all elementary campuses to PK-4 facilities (extends building capacity out 10-plus years); reconfigure Hall and Tison to become intermediate schools (grades 5-6) [Hall would receive a significant renovation]; and reconfigure the WHS Ninth Grade Center to become a middle school (grades 7-8).

Technology – every classroom would receive a technology hub including a digital interactive whiteboard, projector and document camera. In addition, computer upgrades to all existing technology labs, additional mobile technology units for all campuses and upgraded network infrastructure throughout the district.

Capital Improvements – renovation of the Hall campus; renovation of shops at Ninth Grade Center (NGC) campus for classroom space; renovation and repurposing of athletic spaces at NGC to accommodate a middle school program; energy efficient upgrades (HVAC replacement and upgrades to lighting/fixtures); improvements at Austin, Crockett, Curtis, Martin, and Wright elementary schools; roofing upgrades and/or replacement. Construction of: agriculture barn, baseball/softball complex, multi-purpose turf field for athletics/fine arts, and a maintenance/transportation facility.

Voting Information

Election Day is Saturday, May 11, and early voting will run from April 29 – May 7. Early voting locations include the WISD District Services Building, Parker County Courthouse Annex and Hudson Oaks City Hall.

Early voting will also be conducted at the following locations in Parker County: Willow Park Municipal Building, Peaster Fire Department, Springtown City Hall, Millsap Community Center, Azle Masonic Lodge, Brock ISD Administrative Offices, Brock Jr. High Library, Brock Elementary Library, Brock High School Ag Building, and Aledo ISD Administrative Offices.

Weatherford ISD will offer satellite voting locations at each of its 11 campuses on May 2. Election Day voting will be held at the Parker County Courthouse Annex located at 1112 Santa Fe Drive, in Weatherford.

Weatherford ISD Bond Election Website Information

Additional information may be found on the Weatherford ISD 2013 Bond website located at www.weatherfordisd.com/bond2013.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey M. Hanks, Ph. D.

Weatherford ISD

Superintendent of Schools

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