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Voters Approve Bond Proposition


May 7 UPDATE: Jason York won the seat for Comal ISD board of trustees’ Single District 3, beating incumbent Laurie Schley 434 to 237 votes.

Also, here are the results, by district, for the bond referendum:

D1: 267 to 86
D2: 722 to 257
D3: 465 to 305
D4: 402 to 262
D5: 979 to 244
D6: 1345 to 110
D7: 1415 to 309

May 6 UPDATE: Comal ISD Bond 2017 proposition passed this evening 5,595 to 1,573.

Valerie Visser, communication chair for Comal Council of PTAs, thanked voters for passing the referendum by such a wide margin.

“In February, over 6,600 PTA members in Comal ISD voted in favor of a resolution of support for this 2017 Bond,” she says. “Beyond that, the members worked tirelessly to spread information throughout the district, to make sure the voters knew exactly what would be done with the money and how it would benefit the students of our exponentially growing district. We are so proud of our community for showing up and voting to pass this bond by the largest margin we’ve ever seen. Now, we will continue to grow Comal ISD with the standards of excellence which have been catching attention state-wide, and making us a jewel in the crown of Texas public schools.”
Voters in Comal ISD head to the polls Saturday to determine the fate of a $263.5 million bond referendum that would finance two new high schools, purchase land, design new elementary schools, fix HVAC problems and buy new school buses.

Also on the ballot are candidates for Single District 3, Canyon Lake’s seat on Comal ISD board of trustees.

Some 5,658 registered voters already cast ballots in early elections at the polls.

The League of Women Voters-Comal Area (LWV-CA) offers an online resource voters can use before polls open at 7 a.m. May 6.


Vote411.org provides responses from candidates for school boards and information on the 2017 bond measure also on the ballot.

All registered voters residing in the CISD boundary are eligible to vote on the bond issue. In addition, voters in CISD District 3 will elect a trustee to the board. Candidates in that race are Laurie Schley and Jason York.

New Braunfels Independent School District (NBISD) also has a board election. In District 2 the candidates are Michael Calta and Joe Terrones.

Know Your Candidates

“One of the reasons voters give for not going to the polls is that they don’t know about the candidates,” Deane explains. “The League uses Vote411.org to send questions to the candidates. Candidate responses are displayed side-by-side for easy comparison for voters to make a choice.”

Deane adds: “Vote411.org also contains arguments for and against the CISD bond issue.”

Voters in both CISD and NBISD are encouraged to go to www.Vote411.org. Typing in their address will take them to the candidates and the measures that will be on their ballot.

Deane reminds voters, “Local elections are as important as national and state elections, yet voter turnout is usually low. Choosing who is on our local school boards is making an impact on the future of our community. Please inform yourself, and then vote.”

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