Rivalry Between Old High And Rider A Big Topic Of Discussion At WFISD Bond Town Hall

Wichita Falls parents, teachers and community members on Tuesday evening voiced their opinions and concerns over the Wichita Falls Independent School District's $125 million bond proposal during the district's third and final town hall meeting.

The meeting was strictly informational but many of the questions and concerns from those who attended the meeting revolved around tradition and the always passionate rivalry between Old High and Rider.

The bond proposal going before voters includes the construction of a new high school that would combine the two school's 10th through 12th graders.

Some voters argued the importance of keeping tradition while others say it is time to move on.

WFISD Superintendent Dr. John Frossard and other WFISD board members were on hand to answer all their questions.

Voters say the meetings have helped guide them toward a decision before heading to the polls next month.

Joseph Roster says, "After what I heard tonight with the property values going up, water situation going down, industry leaving; they made the decision really easy. I think it's time to move out of Wichita Falls."

On the other hand, Colleen Mills says, "It's time to come into the 21st century and it's time to make new memories and create new history and respect the old but look forward to the new."

Early voting in the May election begins on April 28.

Election Day is on May 10.

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