The Northwest school district has built an impeccable bond approval record lasting two decades.
Voters have seen the obvious need to build new schools in the 234-square-mile district that's directly in the path of population growth in Tarrant, Denton and Wise counties. Equally important has been the district's wise management of growth and the plain honesty from the administration and school boards. In 2001, when they asked for $19.5 million for a new stadium, they presented it as a separate ballot issue so voters had a legitimate choice.
A Nov. 6 bond proposition calls for $255 million to build a new high school and a middle school; program enhancements for math, science and environmental studies; technology and security updates; and other additions, repairs and upgrades.
Unlike other recent bond elections, approval of this proposition could bring a tax increase of as much as 7.75 cents for each $100 in taxable value. That would cost $77.50 a year on a $100,000 home or $155 a year on a $200,000 home.
Voters can trust the need for these bond projects.
The Star-Telegram Editorial Board recommends approval of the Northwest ISD bond proposal.
This editorial has been changed from its original version to correct the amount of potential increase in the tax rate.