2015 Bond Referendum

To address the projected growth needs of Conroe ISD while impacting the tax rate as minimally as possible

Bond Updates and Capital Improvements

Select a year below to view presentations and information related to each particular bond referendum.

Our District continues to grow at a rapid rate.

Our District continues to grow at a rapid rate.

What's in the Bond

The bond referendum includes the construction of new schools and classroom additions to accommodate student growth, improvements to aged buildings to sustain capacity, funding for robotics and Career and Technical Education facilities, and the continuation of safety and security upgrades. The tax impact from the bond referendum is conservatively estimated to result in no more than a one cent tax increase over the life of the bond.

New Capacity

  • 1 new high school in the Oak Ridge feeder zone
  • 1 new junior high school in the Conroe feeder zone
  • 1 new intermediate school in the Oak Ridge feeder zone
  • 2 new elementary schools in the Oak Ridge feeder zone
  • Build-out of the remaining 200 seat capacity at Stewart Elementary in the Conroe feeder zone
  • Addition of 10 new science classrooms at Knox Junior High in The Woodlands feeder zone

Sustaining Current Capacity

  • Major classroom renovations to sustain capacity for the next 40 years
    • Austin Elementary
    • Conroe High School

District-Wide Needs

  • Safety and Security Upgrades
  • Life Cycle (drainage, flooring, chillers, etc)
  • Land Purchases
  • Technology Upgrades

Robotics and Career & Technology Education

  • Addition of robotics labs at Caney Creek High School and The Woodlands College Park High School
  • Addition of facilities at Caney Creek High School and Oak Ridge High School for welding and cosmetology
Historical Enrollment and Projected Growth

Historical Enrollment and Projected Growth

Between 2003 and 2013, Conroe ISD gained approximately 16,000 students. Research indicates that the heavy growth pattern will continue for CISD with expected growth of between 1,400 and 1,700 students per year for the next five years equating to the addition of approximately 8,000 students.

The Process

August 2014

With growth in mind, the Board of Trustees hired Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) to complete a demographic study for CISD. The study indicated that CISD’s heavy growth pattern will continue with expected growth of between 1,400 and 1,700 students per year for the next five years and increasing even greater after that equating to the addition of approximately 8,000 students in the next five years.

PASA Demographic Study

February 2015

At the February 17, 2015 Board of Trustees’ Meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the 2015 Facilities Planning Committee, comprised of 23 community members, for the purpose of reviewing the district’s projected growth and instructional needs for the next three to five years. The Facilities Planning Committee was also charged with making a recommendation to the Board of Trustees to address those needs while impacting the tax rate as minimally as possible.

Facility Planning Committee Members

June 2015

The Facility Planning Committee met over a three month period and made their recommendation to the Board of Trustees at the June 16, 2015 meeting. That recommendation became the blueprint for the 2015 CISD Bond Referendum.

Facility Planning Committee Proposal

August 2015

At the August 18, 2015 Board of Trustees’ meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a $487,000,000 bond referendum for the November 3, 2015 election.

Final Recommendation

Summary of Bond Projects

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you may still have questions. Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions we receive.