North DeSoto Bond Program 2024

Listening to our Community. Right-sizing the Proposal.

Voters in District 2 (North DeSoto Schools) rejected a bond proposal for capital improvements in November 2023. Because of the urgency of overcrowding and growing enrollment, the DeSoto Parish School Board has approved an April 27, 2024 election with a revised plan for voters to consider.

In a survey that saw input from more than 600 residents of District 2, 78% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that the DeSoto Parish School Board needs to do something about the growth in the North DeSoto area. The survey also found that 66% of respondents overwhelmingly felt that the bond was too expensive for taxpayers and many indicated they wanted to see a proposal that was less than $100 million, focused on academics, and with more detailed information provided.

The DeSoto Parish School Board values the survey results and input from the community and is moving forward with an election as soon as possible in order to minimize the effects of rising construction costs and to have a solution that is long-lasting and cost-effective.

In direct response to these requests, the following web pages take a closer look at the new $85.2 million proposal that would result in a new high school, improvements at the lower elementary, and the ability to reconfigure grade levels across facilities in a meaningful and impactful way to lower class sizes, increase opportunities for students in all North DeSoto schools, and reduce the impact to taxpayers.

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North DeSoto 2024 Bond Program Questions

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