Voters overwhelmingly approved a $24 million bond package Saturday that will improve Central and Chamberlin elementary campuses.

Dr. Darrel Floyd said he was "very excited" about the outcome.

"I am encouraged the community saw the need to do something about our two oldest campuses," Floyd said shortly after election returns were made public. "They agreed with the revised package, and for that we are very thankful and pleased."

A larger, more costly package to improve school facilities was narrowly defeated in 2010.

Hoping to avoid a repeat performance, a group of supporters formed Vote For SISD Bond political action committee. The group helped register voters and spread the message about the need for improved facilities.

In the race for SISD board of trustees, Sherrie Evans, place 2, won re-election with 56.94 percent of the vote. She faced a challenge by political newcomer Cory Shaw.

"I am very excited," Evans said. "But more than anything, I am excited about the kids getting a new school. It is paramount to our town and I am happy to be a part of it."

New on the school board is Keri Vanden Berge who ran against Susy Warren for place 3, a seat vacated by Todd McEvoy who did not seek another term. Vanden Berge received 53.22 percent of the vote.

"I am so excited," Vanden Berge said. "I can't wait to get started."