- Little Elm ISD
Results of the May 7 Election
Pictured: David Montemayor, Place 7, and Mary Watkins, Place 6
Little Elm ISD School Board Election
Trustee David Montemayor, Place 7, will return to his position after an unopposed race for the Little Elm ISD School Board. Mary Watkins was elected to serve as the Trustee for Place 6. Listed below are the unofficial election results:
Mary Watkins – 67.29%
Earl Levingston – 32.71%
David Montemayor – 100%
Results are unofficial until the Board of Trustees canvasses the final vote totals provided by Denton County. A special meeting will be held to canvass election results.
Bond Proposal Not Approved by Voters
In the May 7 General Election, the voting majority in Little Elm ISD voted against the district’s $398.5 million bond proposal. This bond would have funded new schools to address student enrollment growth, school renovations, and district-wide improvements.
“I want to thank each member of our community who took the time to vote for our bond election,” said Daniel Gallagher, superintendent. “As you know, we are a fast-growth area and our enrollment continues to climb. We will be welcoming new students next year and in the coming years to Little Elm ISD. We will be presenting a plan to the Board of Trustees at the next Board meeting with potential steps that we may take to ensure that each child has a place to learn. ”
The 2022 bond proposal was designed by a citizen-driven Long Range Facilities Planning Committee, which worked to build a recommendation for voters to consider whether or not Little Elm ISD could sell bonds to:
- Expand the existing high school to increase capacity to 3,400-3,600 students;
- Build 3 elementary and 1 middle school;
- Add orchestra to all secondary grades;
- Renovate the interior and exterior of existing facilities; and,
- New playgrounds at elementary schools, technology infrastructure, daycare relocation, and new buses.
The Little Elm ISD community is experiencing rapid growth. The District is projected to see an average increase in student enrollment of 4% by 2026. That is equivalent to 1,900 students in four years. The District has 10 active subdivisions and 10 future subdivisions with 1,955 projected homes in the coming years. Looking ahead, Little Elm ISD can expect to enroll more than 10,180 students by 2026-27 and more than 11,000 by 2031-32, according to growth projections by Zonda.
Listed below are the unofficial election results:
FOR – 47.4% / 1,776 votes
AGAINST – 52.6% / 1,970 votes
Note: These numbers are based on unofficial results reported by Denton County on 5/7/22.
Results are unofficial until the Board of Trustees canvasses the final vote totals provided by Denton County. *A special meeting will be held to canvass the election results.