Waxahachie ISD Voters Approve New Elementary School & Elect Three New Trustees

Waxahachie ISD voters have approved a $23 million bond to build a new elementary campus in the North Grove subdivision. The new elementary school, expected to open in August 2020, will help alleviate overcrowding on campuses in the northern part of the district, which is experiencing the fastest growth currently. This bond has no impact on school tax rates.


“We are grateful to the voters for approving this much-needed school,” said Dr. Jeremy Glenn, Waxahachie ISD Superintendent. “We know that as our community continues to grow, we must provide students with appropriate facilities in which to learn.”


Voters also elected three new school board trustees: Kim Kriegel, John Rodgers, and Melissa Starnater. They will replace outgoing trustees Matt Authier, Gary Fox, and James Villarreal.


“Our team is very excited to work with our new board members, and we extend our congratulations to them,” said Glenn. “We know our students and staff benefit greatly when administrators have a positive, cohesive working relationship with our trustees. I want to also express my sincere gratitude to our three outgoing board members for the outstanding contributions they have made to our district in their time in office.”


The election results will be canvassed at a called board meeting on Tuesday, May 8, at 7:30 a.m. The new trustees will take office at the May regular meeting on Monday, May 14, at 6:00 p.m.


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Continuing our tradition of “Excellence in Education,” the mission of the Waxahachie Independent School District is to develop, through a cooperative effort with the home and community, well-educated, responsible citizens who can excel in a complex world.