Voters Overwhelmingly Pass $41.9 Million Bond for MISD
$41.9 Million Bond Package
No Increase in Tax Rate
New CTE Building
New Auxiliary Gymnasium
Extensive High School Campus renovations
Enhanced Security Lighting
(Marshall, Texas -May 6, 2023) The $41.9 million bond measure put forth by the Marshall Independent School District (MISD) has been approved by the voters. Residents approved the measure with overwhelming support. The passage means the District can now proceed with its plan to expand Marshall High School to meet the needs of students and the community. The bond approval carries no increase in the district tax rate for residents.
With the majority of the bond initiative dedicated toward the high school, MISD Superintendent Dr. Richele Langley says, “This is a win for the students and for the community. The bond will provide us with the opportunity to build a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) building, a new auxiliary gymnasium, and renovations to the high school. A dedicated CTE facility means more students can take college-level classes, in a SACS accredited building, on campus. That will be a huge savings to families and an advancement for student careers.”
The new CTE building will also be used to improve the high school’s vocational programs on campus. Last year, students received 300 certificates in marketable skills in the healthcare, automotive, cosmetology, and business industries. Dr. Langley adds, “These programs provide students with valuable skills to make them college and work ready.”
The auxiliary gymnasium will be located on the west end of the campus. It will be used as practice and meeting areas for student organizations, including the school’s award-winning teams -- color guard, Mavettes, and cheer squad.
Marshall High School, which opened in 1980, will also see renovations to the library and media center, cafeteria, music halls and common areas. Updates will include new flooring, furniture, color schemes, the school’s exterior, and enhanced security lighting for safety. New school buses will be added to the District’s transportation fleet.
Dr. Langley sees the possibilities for improved learning in bright, inviting spaces. Dr. Langley says, “The high school is the heart of the District, and I could not be more proud of the residents who are supporting us. Our desire is for every student to have the best facilities possible as they go through our school system.”
The District serves more than 5,000 students in Pre-K through high school. Currently, 1,390 of those students attend Marshall High School. Renovations and the construction of new projects is expected to begin Fall of 2023. Completion of the high school’s expansion and modernization is slated for completion in the Spring of 2026.
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