AISD 2019 Possible Bond Referendum
Important Update - AISD Possible Bond Project and Recommendations
Angleton ISD administration has been working with a community Bond Advisory Committee on possible improvements and additions to the district. The district is proposing a possible bond referendum in the amount of $90 million that will include the following: new CTE Center ($55 million), new transportation center ($16 million), energy upgrades ($8 million), high school classroom renovations ($5 million), softball field renovations ($3 million), and Central Elementary stage addition ($1.5 million).
The Bond Advisory Committee, which is made up of members from the community, is in the process of reviewing the recommendations and will decide the ultimate plan that will be proposed to the AISD Board of Trustees. The school board will then review the proposal and make a decision whether or not to call for a bond referendum, either declining the committee’s plan or accepting the plan as is or with changes.
District administration says the $90 million can be raised without a tax rate increase.
AISD is currently exploring the possibility of calling for a bond election in fall of 2019 to address capital needs related to classroom renovations, facility construction, and energy updates.
The development of a bond referendum follows an extensive process that began with the formation of a Long Range Facilities Planning Committee in September of 2017. This committee, made up of community members, business partners, parents, teachers, students, and administrators, participated in meetings and site tours to see firsthand the district's facility needs and to study other district's facilities and operations. In addition to reviewing facility assessment data, this committee reviewed historical growth and projections, economic indicators, career and technical programming opportunities, early childhood growth plans, and cost estimates and financial analysis.
In April 2019, the district created the Bond Advisory Committee to analyze the work of the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee and to advise the district on the next steps toward possibly calling a Bond Referendum. You can use this website to view committee meeting updates, presentations, election details, construction updates, timelines, and frequently asked questions.