MISD, like much of the Permian Basin, has been struggling with issue caused by the rapidly growing population in Midland. More and more portable buildings have been moved to campuses to handle the growth--and more and more "band-aid" solutions have been employed to keep things going.
The district studied the issue and decided to ask voters for the money to fix these current issues, as well as advance the district technologically.
The $163 million bond will renovate all MISD elementary campuses, and it will also construct three new elementary schools in areas that are seeing large population growth at this time.
Supporters of the bond were cheering as the early voting results began coming in, and they saw it was winning by a strong margin.
"It just shows that we're going in the progressive right direction that Midland needs to go right now to meet our educational needs," said supporter Laura Roman.
MISD Superintendent Dr. Ryder Warren says they will now be discussing architects and construction plans at the next school board meeting.
"The challenge that will be ours now is to give Midland what we've promised." said Warren. "You know through this bond, exactly what we've promised, on time, under budget."