Cy-Fair ISD approves $1.2 billion bond proposal

Population growth in the area has brought with it needs for additional schools and facility upgrades
February 28, 2014 3:45:32 AM PST
A $1 billion bond will be on the ballot for an expanding Cy-Fair school district. The move comes a year after voters approved a $2 billion bond for HISD and it appears more districts could soon be following suit.

Of the $1.2 billion bond, Cy-Fair ISD says the majority of it will go to renovate schools like Bane Elementary, and building six new schools for a price tag of more than $660 million.

The bond proposal is calling for $55.3 million for security and safety, like installing bullet proof glass at campus entrances, $72.3 million for a new transportation center and buses and $217.2 million for better technology.

The bond is expected to cost most people an average of about $5 per month in tax dollars. The district, expected to welcome 15,000 students by 2020, cites new developments going in along the newly opened Grand Parkway toll road as the reason.

Katy ISD plans to try again to pass a bond package after a failed election last year, but it's still too early to tell the public what that price tag will be.

Klien ISD is also looking at a bond referendum, but not until 2015. That district wants to open another three schools, also citing growth as the reason.

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