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Pearland ISD voters will have their say on $105 million in bond proposals on May 4, in addition to one trustee seat.  On the ballot will be $75 million in infrastructure improvements and $30 million in technology for the school district — both proposals were recommended by a bond advisory committee.  “Nobody wants to think about putting things on the credit card, but we are where we are partially because of the function of school finance, and partially because of choices made by other board members and superintendents 20 years ago,” Trustee Toni Carter said. view article arw

Recognizing the dynamic growth within the district, the Alvin ISD Board of Trustees has called for the facilitation of a Citizens’ Advisory Committee.  This committee’s role will be to evaluate potential needs and bring a recommendation to the Board of Trustees on how to address facility needs and challenges associated with rapid student enrollment growth.  Alvin ISD is a fast-growing district currently serving 29,892 students.  According to Zonda Demographics, the district is projected to enroll more than 33,074 students by the academic year 2028-29 and approximately 36,951 students by 2033-34. These projections highlight the rapid growth anticipated in the district, necessitating careful planning and strategic decision-making.  Zonda Demographics further reports that there are more than 19,000 future home lots within the Alvin ISD attendance zone, indicating significant residential development. This surge in construction projects is expected to contribute to the district’s growth over the next 3-5 years. view article arw

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the base will hold up to 2,300 soldiers who have been deployed to the border.  Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday announced that the state is building an 80-acre base camp in Eagle Pass for Texas National Guard soldiers who are deployed for Operation Lone Star, the $10 billion state effort to deter people from immigrating into Texas illegally.  Abbott said the new facility will house between 1,800 to 2,300 soldiers — the base would reach the higher figure if the state deploys more troops to the border — and each will have individual rooms.  “Before this effort here, they had been living in conditions that were atypical for military operations,” Abbott said during a news conference in Eagle Pass. “Because of the magnitude of what we're doing, because of the need to sustain and actually expand our efforts of what we're doing, it's essential that we build this base camp for the soldiers.” view article arw

Chapel Hill ISD in Titus County announced that their board of trustees voted to hold a bond election in May totaling in $9.3 million. Chapel Hill ISD attempted a similar bond election last year, but it failed to pass by six votes. According to Chapel Hill ISD the single-proposition bond election would include projects for an elementary gym, early childhood classrooms, Ag Mech expansions and junior high secure access. view article arw

The Lorena Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to ask district voters to approve a $39-million bond proposal to pay for “district-wide additions and renovations.” The district’s financial advisor determined that there would be a school tax rate impact to finance this bond, the district said. This will include an increase to the district’s tax rate of 20.7 cents per $100 property valuation. view article arw

Brownsville ISD’s Lincoln Park High School unveiled a new room for teen moms. Lincoln Park High School Principal Cynthia Cardenas said the room will be a safe space for moms to breastfeed. “[It’s] letting them know you have a comfort zone,” Cardenas said during a Wednesday red-ribbon cutting ceremony. “You have an area to come at any time during the day, because by law we're supposed to allow a woman to breastfeed." The nursing room is housed in the campus’ daycare center. Lincoln Park High School is the only Brownsville ISD high school campus with a nursing room. view article arw

Pearland ISD's Board of Trustees called for a $105 million bond election in May to address infrastructure and technology needs. The proposed bond includes funds to replace computers for teachers and students and for new roofs at several schools across the district. view article arw

COPPERAS COVE, Texas — The Copperas Cove Independent School District Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to initiate a School Bond Election on Saturday, May 4. Early voting is set to start on April 22 and conclude on April 30. Following extensive debates, a Facilities Advisory Committee, composed of 34 members from the Copperas Cove ISD community, was formed in November 2021. view article arw

Copperas Cove Independent School District has put out a $175 million bond for voters to decide on in the May election. CCISD superintendent Dr. Joe Burns says this is the first bond proposal passed like this in nearly 20 years ago. The district anticipates student growth and wants to plan for the future. view article arw

On Wednesday, Tioga ISD approved a bond election for May 4th to try to right the ship after falling into financial trouble thanks to past mistakes. Tioga ISD Superintendent Josh Ballinger says the problem started back in 2016. “We’ve been paying out of our operations, the payment for this high school that we’re standing in,” Ballinger said. The school district is paying off the lease bonds it used to finance the high school. view article arw

GEORGETOWN, Texas — Georgetown ISD's Board of Trustees is calling for a May bond election. The nearly $650 million bond is broken up into four propositions: view article arw

During their regular meeting Monday, Feb. 12, the Longview ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved calling a May 4 bond election for five propositions totaling $456.2 million to fund district projects that will address aging buildings, Career and Technical Education, safety and security, a new bus barn, an early childhood center, stadium renovations, and a natatorium. view article arw

Almost $40 million in Leander ISD bond project savings and interest earnings will go toward Phase 1 of the Leander High School Master Plan Redesign, portables for the Early College High School, and widening and reconstructing CR 175, which passes by future campuses. What happened: The board of trustees approved the funding at a Feb. 1 meeting following the recommendations of the district’s bond oversight committee. view article arw

The Longview ISD Board of Trustees will consider calling a May 4 bond election for five propositions totaling about $456.2 million to fund district projects including safety and security and upgrades to current facilities during their regular meeting Monday, Feb. 12. In accordance with state law, the bond referendum will be split into separate propositions as follows: view article arw

Longview ISD again will ask voters to approve a debt proposal to repair and upgrade district buildings and construct new facilities. On Monday night, trustees unanimously and without comment approved calling a May 4 bond election, which will consist of five proposals that voters will consider separately. The overall package totals $456.2 million. view article arw

At Monday night’s school board meeting, Sulphur Springs ISD trustees voted unanimously to call a $157,150,000 bond election that will be on the May 4 ballot. Registered voters residing within the Sulphur Springs ISD boundaries will be asked to vote on a bond referendum that would generate funding to construct two new elementary schools, renovate three campuses, and purchase land for one of the new schools. This proposal is part of the district’s long-range vision to align grades K-5, update facilities, and replace schools once they are beyond their useful life. view article arw

According to district documents, PISD’s bond election will have the following propositions: Proposition A ($75 million): Used to construct, renovate and equip school facilities in the district, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning; electrical; plumbing; roofing; parking; and security improvements Proposition B ($30 million): Used to design, construct, renovate, expand, improve and upgrade technology devices and instructional technology within the district view article arw

is expected again to take up a matter that has been brewing over the previous month or so - a projected $136.2 million cost overrun on projects in the $1.26 billion bond program, the largest in the district's history, which was overwhelmingly approved by voters in May 2023. view article arw

Georgetown ISD's board of trustees is calling for a May bond election. The nearly $650 million bond is broken up into four propositions: view article arw

Longview ISD is planning to call a bond election at Monday’s school board meeting following two failed attempts in 2022 and 2023. The board will consider calling the bond election for May 4 for five propositions totaling about $456.2 million. Longview ISD Assistant Superintendent Wayne Guidry said the bonds represent what parents want for their children, as well as the passion the district’s administration has for the schools. Guidry said after the last elections failed, the district conducted community surveys to determine how to construct the next attempt. He said the upcoming election will feature five propositions, and they are working to continually improve their communication with parents in the district. view article arw

The Seguin ISD is laying out even more details behind the various items being proposed for a possible $21.75 million bond issue this May. The items were discussed during Wednesday night’s board workshop. The school board last month voted to table the idea of a bond issue. Trustees felt they needed to know more about what was being prioritized and proposed to voters. view article arw

Longview ISD trustees on Monday could call the district's third bond referendum in three years. An item listed on the district's meeting agenda says trustees will "consider and act on an order calling a bond election in the district on May 4." No details, such as the bond amount or projects, are listed on the agenda. view article arw

Alice Independent School District school board members met Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, to talk about building a new Memorial Football Stadium, discussing their latest option and potential costs. Alice ISD school board members listened to options to help make a final decision on replacing the beloved Memorial Stadium. view article arw

Bryan ISD school board members approve spending $1 million dollars on fencing at six campuses to meet new state guidelines. BISD’s construction projects manager Paul Buckner says weather permitting, the new fences will be installed by the time the new school year starts this August. Campuses getting new fences are at Crockett, Johnson, Fannin, and Kemp elementaries, along with Rudder High School and the district’s career and technology center. view article arw

Woodsboro High School was built in 1949. Those who grew up in the area more than likely walked the halls of this building and made lots of memories. Some memories they said will last long after the school is knocked down next week. view article arw

University officials will visit the site at Post Oak Mall this week to discuss turning it into the home of over 2,000 students active in e-sports.  Located at 1508 Harvey Road, the 103,888-square-foot facility is only three miles away from the university and would have enough space for the proposed 400 game station PCs and a retail space for food, beverages, hardware, clothing, and more, according to a report from The Eagle. The Macy's building, which closed its doors in 2021, was bought by College Station for $7 million in August 2022.  view article arw

ALDINE – Memorial Hermann Health System and Aldine ISD announce an unprecedented partnership to design a career-technical education (CTE) high school that will help prepare students for well-paying careers in health care and address local education and health care talent needs. The Health Education and Learning High School, or HEAL High School, will share a campus with Nimitz High School and will fully integrate health care career knowledge and job-training with a highquality, well-rounded high school experience for students in the Houston area, graduating students directly into highdemand health care jobs with family-sustaining wages. view article arw

The College Station ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to hold a bond election this spring. May 4 has been approved as the day CSISD will put two propositions in front of voters, totaling $53 million. Trustees voted during a board meeting on Wednesday. Proposition A is worth $40,200,000 for renovations to the A&M Consolidated High School athletic stadium and fieldhouse, plus the College Station High School athletic stadium. This item is a property tax increase. view article arw

Seguin ISD board members will be diving a bit more into the possibility of ordering a bond issue this coming May. Although no official action will be taken tonight, trustees will be discussing the item during a special board workshop. The discussion comes after the board last month voted to table the item until they can learn exactly what is needed by the district. According to Interim Superintendent Dr. Veronica Vijil, the proposed bond election could be as much as $5 million. view article arw

After months of evaluating district needs, the Georgetown ISD Citizens Advisory Committee recommended the district call a bond election for $649 million in May. The bond would be funded by a one-cent increase in the district's tax rate, should the board order a bond election based on this recommendation. view article arw

Playground upgrades were proposed in a 2023 CISD bond election. $3,119,118 has been allocated for playground updates to ten different elementary campuses, excluding Canyon Ranch Elementary. The funds will be used to add shade structures over playground sets and upgrade playground equipment. The playground equipment replacements will include the Pre-K through first-grade playgrounds and the second through fifth-grade playgrounds. All equipment will be American Disability Act (ADA) compliant, according to a Coppell ISD memo. "If we approve this tonight, and we order this equipment, we should be able to start these projects in April," said Coppell Bond Projects Manager Sid Grant. Each playground's woodchip base will be replaced by a cushioned, ADA-compliant rubber safety surfacing. The playground equipment and shading structure will be made with Shadesure fabrics, protecting students from UV rays. view article arw

Brazos County Judge Duane Peters shared why the former Bryan ISD Administration Building, which is owned by the county, will have to be demolished and replaced during a discussion at the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Outlook Conference on… view article arw

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- Projects in the 2023 bond program for Fort Bend ISD broke ground only months ago, and the district is already millions over budget.The district's bond program isn't winning over some taxpayers."Keep an eye on the money," Missouri City resident Yvonne Smith said."Us as taxpayers, we're already giving a lot of money. But, you're going to ask for more, but you told us this is what it would be, and now you're saying, 'I need more,'" Missouri City resident Vashon Reynolds said. view article arw

Montgomery ISD’s board of trustees approved the guaranteed maximum price of $65.3 million for construction costs on the district’s career and technical education, and agricultural science centers on Jan. 23. view article arw

It’s now been a little more than a year since crews broke ground on the Ruby Haliburton Auxiliary Complex. There’s been a lot of progress made on the facility in that time. Inside the facility, one can now see the layout of the complex including meeting rooms, a conference room, a warehouse, and custodial. The complex even has its own gas pump and bus wash system for the estimated 155 Bryan Transportation vehicles, including route buses, trip buses, and white fleet. view article arw