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ERIC Number: EJ831153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1931-6569
Demographic Trends in Texas Bond Elections
Hickey, Wesley D.; Bingham Linn, Genie; Vaughn, Vance
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v5 n2 p21-29 Sum 2008
The ability to hold a successful bond election is a vital part of the superintendency in Texas. Aging facilities, increasing student enrollments, and technological needs exacerbate the need to gain community support for capital improvement projects. Appropriate facilities are needed not only for the physical space they provide, but also because well-maintained appropriate buildings improve student achievement. In order to create successful bond election strategies a superintendent should be aware of factors involved in voter dispositions. This study determines the demographic trends in ethnic groups, age levels, socioeconomic areas, and educational level. A superintendent developing committees and soliciting input must understand the need for trust, but are there certain demographic subpopulations that may be predisposed to supporting an election? Understanding demographic trends may provide information to support committee make-up and provide an understanding of voters who may not naturally develop a connection with the school. Recognizing bond election trends adds to the knowledge that informs practice. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas