Crandall ISD Board of Trustees calls school bond election in May
Board votes to move forward with community recommendation, which will not increase the school district tax rate
Crandall ISD will have an additional item for voters on the May 7 ballot as school board members approved calling a $400-million bond election at Monday night’s regular meeting.
The vote by Trustees follows the recommendation of CISD’s Long-Range Planning Committee—a group of almost 50 community members that met five times over the course of three months to discuss district growth, enrollment, demographics, facilities and educational spaces. At its final meeting, the committee voted unanimously to recommend the $400-million bond be placed on May’s ballot.
Another point of consideration to the committee—the school district tax rate will not increase to finance this bond according to CISD financial advisors.
Growth was also studied throughout the process as Kaufman County’s population is among the fastest rising in Texas. CISD growth mirrors that increase. Over the next five years, demographers forecast these numbers for the district:
- 7,700 total students in 5 years
- 10,000 new homes in 5 years
- Facilities over capacity in 2-4 years
The bond referendum will consist of three separate propositions—as required by law—to address growth. Each will be voted on separately at the polls:
Proposition A ($345 million)
- Two new elementary schools
- High school addition
- High school gymnasium
- Security and technology upgrades
- CTE/STEM facility
- Transportation facility
- New buses
- New middle school
Proposition B ($35 million)
- Stadium renovation
Proposition C ($20 million)
- Performing arts center
CISD residents will have the opportunity to vote on the bond referendum beginning with early voting April 25-May 3 and Election Day, May 7. Voter registration runs through April 7.
More information is available at CISD’s bond website, www.crandallisdbond.com.