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CSISD bond propositions pass majority voter support

CSISD bond propositions pass majority voter support
Posted on 05/04/2024
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May 4, 2024–Registered voters in College Station Independent School District approved two bond propositions, totaling $53.47 million, on May 4, 2024. The school district drew a majority vote from the community, with the uncanvassed count for Proposition A at 3,129 votes cast FOR (56.87%) and 2,373 votes cast AGAINST (43.13%), and 3,106 votes FOR (56.52%) and 2,389 votes AGAINST (43.48%) Proposition B. 

The propositions are for:

  • Renovations and additions to the existing A&M Consolidated HS field house;
  • Renovations to the existing athletic stadiums at A&M Consolidated HS and College Station HS, including resurfacing the track surfaces, expanding seating capacity, renovating and repairing the press boxes, adding restrooms and various site improvements;
  • Installing artificial turf and LED lights at high school baseball and softball fields; and
  • Site improvements to the softball stadium at A&M Consolidated HS.

“The College Station community remains committed to supporting all aspects of a well-rounded public education for their children and today, they showed their support at the polls,” said Dr. Tim Harkrider, superintendent of schools. “I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the members of the 2023 long-range facilities and bond planning committee for their valuable insight on how these projects will impact the future of our schools and community; and to district staff and community members who ensured the College Station community was well-informed before casting their vote. With the approval of these propositions, we are able to provide functional, safe and cost-effective spaces for our students to participate in co-curriculars and our community to continue to cheer them on.”

The 2023 Bond package, which included the two propositions on the May 4 ballot, had an estimated two-cent increase to the current CSISD Interest and Sinking Tax Rate of $0.2630 per $100 valuation. The estimated increase from the 2023 Bond will remain stable for the 2024 Bond projects.

The amended 30-member long-range facilities and bond planning committee reconvened in January to evaluate and assess current and future needs of CSISD, while developing a recommendation that:

  • considers the educational and co-curricular needs of all students;
  • provides a solution for renovations and additions to existing facilities;
  • ensures support for a well-rounded education experience for all students;
  • reflects community values and perceptions of needs; and
  • is fiscally sound.

The committee presented its recommendation for a $53,470,000 bond package to the Board of Trustees and the Board unanimously called for a bond election during a special workshop meeting on Feb. 7.

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