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2021 Bond Information

OVERVIEW

 On July 20, 2021, the CSISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved calling a bond election for November 2, 2021, for the amount of $83.16 million.  CSISD is positioned to sell the entirety of this bond package with no increase to the current tax rate.

Because of voter support for previous bonds, CSISD has capacity in its campus buildings and is not in need of new schools at this time.  However, there is a need for significant renovations to some of our older campuses to ensure all of our students have access to comparable learning environments.

In addition, this bond package contains projects to update and modernize the district’s infrastructure in technology, heating and air conditioning, and safety and security,  Funds for land purchases, buses, fine arts instruments, an ag science center to house animals, natatorium renovations, and stadium facility renovations are also included in this bond package.

By law, certain items included in the bond package must be voted on separately requiring there to be four propositions on the ballot in November.

  • Proposition A: General - $70.630 million
  • Proposition B: Technology (Personal Devices) - $4.525 million
  • Proposition C: Natatorium Renovations - $2.970 million
  • Proposition D: Stadium Facility Renovations - $5.035 million

TAX IMPACT

As previously stated, the sale of these bonds will not increase the CSISD tax rate. 

The growth of the College Station ISD community has expanded our overall tax base, which increases revenue and eliminates the need for a tax rate increase to fund this bond package.  However, recent changes to state law now require all  bond ballots to include the language “THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE,” even when the district is not raising the current tax rate.

Since 2017, the overall CSISD tax rate has dropped 12.1 percent from $1.398 to $1.229 per $100 of valuation. 

Specifically, the I&S tax rate, which is assessed specifically for paying debt associated with bonds, decreased 26.5% from $0.358 to $0.263.  This decrease is due to a combination of increased property values within College Station ISD, along with refinancing and retiring previous debt.


WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE 2021 BOND PACKAGE?

A panel of 13 community members, five district administrators, two campus administrators, four teachers and three school board members met five times in the spring of 2021 to identify the capital needs of CSISD and evaluate the impact on the district’s tax rate. The committee concluded the following projects should be recommended to the Board of Trustees.

PROPOSITION / PROJECT

COST

MORE INFORMATION

Proposition A: General

$70.630 M

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Campus Renovations (AMCHS, SWV, PC, CG)

 

General Equipment/Infrastructure Replacements and Repairs

 

Districtwide Technology Infrastructure and A/V Equipment Upgrades

 

CTE Center - Phase 1 (Ag Science Center to House Animals)

 

Land Purchase

 

Transportation (buses)

 

Fine Arts Instruments and Equipment

 

Districtwide Safety and Security Upgrades

$23.070M

 

$14.390M

 

 

$13.975M

 

 

$8.205M

 

 

$3.000M

 

$2.880M

 

$2.810M

 

$2.300M


Proposition B: Technology (Personal Devices)

$4.525M

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Proposition C: Natatorium Renovations

$2.970M

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Proposition D: Stadium Facility Renovations

$5.035M

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AMCHS Fieldhouse Renovations and Addition

 

AMCHS Pressbox Renovations

 

Sound System Upgrades at AMCHS and CSHS

$4.320M

 

$0.580M

 

$0.135M


 

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