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Voters pass $23 million bond, three new board members join WISD

Waxahachie ISD elected three members to its board of trustees on Saturday, with voters also approving, narrowly, Proposition A, which will provide a $23 million bond for the construction of a new elementary school on the north side of town. Drama within the school district has been common since the arrival of Superintendent Jeremy Glenn in December of 2013. Much of it has focused on school board elections, bond programs and his hiring of former football coach Jon Kitna. The race to fill three WISD board of trustee seats witnessed eight candidates vying for a place. With no incumbents running, it was considered a fairly open field. John W. Rodgers, a fire battalion chief and former baseball player at Rice, received almost 22 percent of the votes (1,952), while two former members were returned to their position by voters. Melissa Starnater (1,665 votes), who was once the DeSoto ISD public relations director, garnered 18 percent, while former WISD teacher Kim Kriegel (1,396) collected over 15 percent. The latter remains an advocate for public schools in Austin. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!




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