TOMBALL - During their regular meeting on August 12, the Tomball ISD Board of Trustees unanimously called for a bond election to be held on November 2, 2021. The election comes following the recommendation from a community-based Facility Study Steering Committee (FFSC) that met in April and May.
Community voters will have an opportunity to vote on a $567,540,000 bond proposal during the November election. Through five ballot propositions (A-E), the bond:
- adds facilities to address enrollment growth,
- transportation needs,
- repairs aging facilities, and
- replaces outdated technology
The bond includes projects that impact ALL students and DOES NOT affect the total tax rate.
Also, during the meeting, the Board approved the purchase of all facilities located on the 70.45 acre BJ Services complex for $39.5 million plus closing costs using reserve funds available in the General Fund. The BJ Services complex is referred to as Eastside Complex in the bond proposal.
Projects included in the bond:
PROPOSITION A: $466,640,000
- Juergen Rd. - Site Development
- Juergen Rd. - Water Treatment Plant
- Juergen Rd. - Elementary School
- Juergen Rd. - Intermediate School
- Juergen Rd. - High School
- Eastside Complex - Site Development
- Eastside Complex - Show Barn
- Eastside Complex - CTE Program
- Eastside Complex - Transportation Center Relocate
- Eastside Complex - Tomball Star Academy Relocate
- Eastside Complex - Elementary School
- Baker St. - Bus Barn Renovation
- Early Excellence Academy Relocate to Keefer St.
- Tomball HS/Junior High – Upgrade Renovation
- Beckendorf Complex – Satellite Bus Facility
- Bus Purchases
- Technology Cybersecurity Upgrade
- District Security Upgrades
PROPOSITION B: $27,800,000
- Instructional Technology Retrofit
- Enhanced Infrastructure/Technology
- Student Chromebook Refresh
- Staff Device Refresh
PROPOSITION C: $8,100,000
- Athletic Upgrades
PROPOSITION D: $17,200,000
- Natatorium at Juergen Rd.
PROPOSITION E: $47,800,000
- Fine Arts/Athletics Multi-Use Facilities (3 - one for each HS)
“As Board of Trustees, we had many thoughtful and deliberate discussions this year in response to what the community feels is needed to continue excellence in Tomball,” said Matt Schiel, Board of Trustees President. “The Facility Study Steering Committee’s recommendations reflect the essential needs of our students as we continue to accommodate a growing district as well as a high-quality learning environment for each and every student.”
Informational items including videos, presentations, and handouts will be presented to the Tomball community over the coming weeks to provide an informative outlook on the contents of the bond proposal.
ABOUT TOMBALL ISD
Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 19,000 students at 22 campuses.