Bond referendum focuses on the needs and growth in Katy ISD
Katy, TX News (August 22, 2017) - With a unanimous vote of 7-0, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees called a November 2017 bond election for the 239-project bond package presented by a community-led committee this past July. The total bond package is $609.2 MM and would have no impact on the school tax rate.
The Community Bond Advisory Committee’s (CBAC) package focuses on meeting existing and near-term needs as the District continues to grow by 2,800 student annually and older campuses show signs of aging. It’s a growth bond that directly affects students, with 74% of the bond allocated for new schools. The improvements proposed for existing campuses will ensure that classrooms adequately support the curriculum and meet legislative requirements across the district.
The bond package is comprised of six new schools, a comprehensive renovation of Fielder Elementary, repairs and replacements for components like school kitchens, roofs, floors and intercoms at 61 campuses and facilities, facility expansions at two schools, and safety and security upgrades at 40 campuses. Students across the entire district will likewise benefit from technology network improvements. The CBAC also included funds for new buses as well as fuel tanks and portable buildings to replace existing aging ones. The bond touches every quadrant of Katy ISD, from the far northeast to the lower southwest. The last day to register to vote is October 10 and Election Day is November 7. Click here for more information on the bond package.