JOSHUA, TX (May 8, 2022)-After a record-high turnout, the official results from the May 7, 2022 Joshua ISD General Election and Bond Referendum have been recorded and canvassed.
Proposition A of the Bond failed with a vote of 1353 (60.4%) to 886 (39.6%). Prop A included $84.65 million for growth-related projects, safety-related projects, and other district-wide improvements, as the District is expected to grow by nearly 2,000 students in the next 10 years.
Proposition B was rejected by a vote of 1486 (66.4%) to 747 (33.6%). Prop B allocated $12.85 million to expand the Multipurpose Athletic Complex (MPAC) from 40 yards to 100 yards, which would have increased opportunities for additional programs like band to use the facility, and for multiple student programs to safely use the MPAC at one time.
“We would like to thank the JISD community for coming out at a record turnout to exercise their civic duty and make their votes count,” said JISD Superintendent Fran Marek. “We understand the current economic climate concerns made it difficult for many families to consider a bond at this time. JISD is committed to preparing for our projected growth and serving the needs of our students and staff in an effort to remain a highly acclaimed model of educational excellence.”
Election results are unofficial until they are canvassed and approved at the regularly-scheduled Board meeting on May 16.
Charles Hudgens (Incumbent)-263
Place 5 and Place 7 were also on the ballot, and both incumbents were unopposed. The results are as follows: