- Argyle Independent School District
Argyle ISD Voters Approve All Three Bond Propositions
May 7, 2022
Argyle Independent School District voters approved a $267,885,000 bond as all three propositions passed in the Saturday, May 7 Bond Election.
The bond proposal was developed by the community-led Bond & Growth Planning Committee, comprised of 24 members who met over four months studying the district’s rapid growth figures, facilities and finances.
Proposition A (new schools/land/safety & security updates/buses/technology infrastructure & other facility improvements) passed with 69.5%
Proposition B (new stadium at Argyle High School) passed with 57.5%
Proposition C (new Indoor Activity Center at Argyle High School) passed with 55.7%
“We are very grateful for the work and unwavering commitment of the Bond & Growth Planning Committee who developed a comprehensive bond proposal that was supported by our community,” Argyle ISD Superintendent Dr. Telena Wright said. “Thank you to the School Board for its support of this proposal and thank you to the voters who have approved a bond that will serve our students, staff and community for many years to come.”
With rapid residential growth in the area, Argyle ISD’s student enrollment is expected to double in the next five years, according to the demographer’s most recent report, released in April. Approval of the bond will allow the district to manage the growth by building two new elementary schools, a new Argyle Middle School and preparing for future schools. In addition, it will allow the district to purchase land, buses and furniture and make updates to safety and security.
“I am grateful that our Argyle ISD family has so strongly voted for the vision brought forth by our Bond Growth & Planning Committee and the unanimous recommendation from our School Board Trustees,” School Board President Sam Slaton said. “The passing of all three of these bond propositions greatly supports our vision for this district to be able to provide our children with the best opportunities for success. There are countless individuals in this district who have selflessly given their time and resources to help make sure that these bond propositions were aligned with our district needs, were fiscally responsible, and future-focused.”
The addition of a stadium and indoor activity center at Argyle High School in Canyon Falls will now provide new facilities on campus as AHS moves to Class 5A in 2022-2023. The new stadium will provide more capacity for the growing community and the indoor activity center on campus will be utilized by multiple teams and student groups that will no longer have to travel to the indoor facility at the 377 campus. Youth organizations will also use the indoor activity center.
The bond does not include an overall tax rate impact to voters. This is due to the impact of House Bill 3 and the tax compression to the Maintenance & Operations side of the school tax rate. The rate will drop and that was regardless if the bond passed or failed. More than 3,000 voters participated in early voting.
Proposition A - New Schools, Infrastructure, Safety Updates & Buses ($221,085,000)
Elementary School #4 - $39,433,000 (2024)
Elementary School #5 - $44,512,000 (2026)
New Middle School #1 - $103,515,000 (2025)
Funding for Future Land - $20,000,000
Design Fees for Middle School #2 - $4,975,000
Buses - $4,500,000
Furniture Refresh (Hilltop & Argyle Middle School) - $2,000,000
Safety & Security Updates - $1,000,000
Hilltop Elementary playground improvements - $500,000
Acoustic Sound Shell at AHS auditorium - $350,000
Technology Infrastructure - $300,000
Proposition B - Stadium
Stadium at Argyle High School in Canyon Falls - $26,915,000 (2024)
Proposition C - Indoor Activity Center
Indoor Activity Center at Argyle High School in Canyon Falls - $19,885,000 (2025)
For more information about the May 7 Bond Election - CLICK HERE.
To view the election results on the Denton County website - CLICK HERE.
Argyle ISD School Board Election
In the Argyle ISD School Board Election, Matthew Slaton won the race in Place 6 and Joshua Westrom won in Place 7. The unofficial election results will be canvassed at the Monday, May 16 regular School Board meeting,
Matthew Slaton - 57.54% (2,175 votes)
Andrew Hering - 42.46% (1,605)
Joshua Westrom - 49.91% (1,893)
Nick Reynolds - 44.82% (1,700)
Natalie Long (withdrew from race) - 5.27% (200)