The Denison Independent School District school board is making a final push to call a $22 million bond election to expand Mayes and Hyde Park Elementary schools. A special called meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. M0nday at the district’s administration building located at 1201 S. Rusk Ave.


After the motion to call for the bond election failed at the district’s July 30 meeting, Denison ISD Superintendent Henry Scott asked the school board to call the special meeting.


The district’s building and facilities committee originally presented the proposal to expand the two campuses at it’s regular meeting on June 18. The district held a study session on July 15 to hear feedback from the committee. At that time there were questions raised about the best proposal moving forward. At the July 30 meeting Scott asked all parties to present their ideas at the meeting coming up Aug. 12.


The district has had to apply for class size waivers from the Texas Education Agency last year due to over crowding at the campus. Administrators are looking for proposals to solve the crowding issue at several elementary campuses in the district.


What do you think about the elementary school expansion plan and the proposed bond? Let Denison area reporter Richard A. Todd know at RTodd@HeraldDemocrat.com. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter at @RichardAToddHD.