United ISD considers bond; teacher union speaks out
Jul 16, 2013 at 7:38 PM CST
Jul 16, 2013
A local teachers union is passing out fliers as part of an informational campaign for fellow teachers and members of the public. The flier points out that both school districts recently increased health insurance premiums for employees. It also mentions a bond that United ISD is considering bringing to voters this November. Members of TSTA say they are trying to decide amongst their members whether or not they would support a bond issue. "TSTA as an organization will go all out so that we can either support or oppose depending on what our members want, and so what we're looking at is we are hopeful, optimistic that the district will do right by compensating the employees so that they too can contribute," says Ernest Avila. "United ISD sees both of these issues separately, and yes the district is exploring the idea of having a bond election, and if we do, we'll have it in November and take that to the voters, we have been meeting with members of our community and they have been giving us their input about what they would like to see in the school district, we hope that it does for the benefit of students and employees here at UISD," says Ronni Cantu, with UISD. UISD is holding several meetings to get input from the public on a possible bond.