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Bond is the last item on the ballot

2012 November 1
by HISD Communications

This is one of the most important elections in recent history. The votes cast will have a profound impact on the future of this city. The Houston Schools Bond, the very last item on the ballot, would modernize outdated high school buildings and build new schools to meet the needs of students across this city. People have turned out in record numbers during the early voting period, which ends today. I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to vote, and I want to urge those of you who have not yet been to the polls to do so on Election Day.

Students, staff, and members of the community have been working hard to encourage people to vote and to have a say in the outcome of the bond measure, the presidential race, and a number of local contests. Many of our 18-year-old students are voting for the first time, including Lee High School senior Marisol Garcia. Lee is one of the campuses that would be rebuilt under the bond proposition. Marisol was excited heading into the voting booth. She said she was proud to have the chance to cast her ballot and make a difference in her community.

This is the kind of enthusiasm that we’ve seen across the district. Students have held rallies and parades. They’ve canvassed neighborhoods, organized phone banks, sent tweets, posted messages on Facebook, and urged their family, friends, and neighbors to get out and vote.

I know the people of Houston are carefully considering every item on the ballot, and I have confidence that when they got to the polls, they’re making an informed decision. As a reminder, we have created a website with information about the bond and we are available to answer any questions you might have. Just send us an email or call 713-556-6005.

Thank you for your interest and please remember to finish the ballot – the Houston Schools Bond is the very last item.

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