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Statewide & Katy ISD Bond Election Results 2017


Below are the results of the 2017 statewide election, as well as the Katy ISD Bond Referendum, Lamar Consolidated ISD Bond, and more.

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS - Katy, TX

November 8, 2017

By Jennifer Skelton

Election Day, November 7, 2017 shaped up to be a clean sweep for all items affecting Katy. In comparison to other years, the 2017 Ballot had very few items but with two school districts in our city having bonds on the ballot, there were voters on each side debating the pros and cons of the bond passing. Both Katy ISD and Lamar Consolidated ISD are experiencing rapid growth and need new schools to alleviate overcrowding along with upgrades and maintenance on existing facilities.

Schools

Katy ISD BOND:

The $609 million bond includes six new schools (an elementary, junior high and high school in Cross Creek Ranch plus a junior high and two elementary schools in the northwest quadrant of the district). The remaining 26% will go towards a Fielder Elementary comprehensive renovation; Raines ad Katy High School additions; portable buildings; buses and various other replacements and upgrades to existing schools and facilities.

Katy ISD is the second fastest growing district in the state and was recently voted the #1 school district in the Houston metro area. If the bond passes, there will not be a school tax increase.

For: 65% Against: 34%

LAMAR CONSOLIDATED ISD BOND:

Lamar Consolidated is asking for $445.4 million to keep up with the 4% growth that the district is experiencing yearly with expected enrollment to reach 50,000 by 2026. The bond will fund five new schools including three elementary, one junior high, one high school and an alternative learning center which accounts for 70% of the bond. The remaining 30% will go toward upgrades throughout the district.

Lamar is the 6th fastest growing school district in Texas. If the bond passes, the