Bond Updates and Capital Improvements
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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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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