Tomball ISD Voters Approve $494.46 Million Bond
During their regular meeting on August 12, 2021, 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 (FSSC) that met in April and May.
Community voters will have an opportunity to vote on a $567,560,000 bond proposal during the November election.
Through five ballot propositions (A-E), the bond:
The bond includes projects that impact ALL students and DOES NOT affect the total tax rate.
NOVEMBER 2021 BOND ELECTION
This bond will be presented to voters in five separate propositions.
Learn more about what's included in the proposed bond package; how the bond proposal was developed;
and how TISD's rapid growth allows the district to fund capital projects without an increase to the district's total tax rate.
|The bond proposal will be presented to voters in five separate propositions on the ballot.|
The bond proposal was developed by the Facility Study Steering Committee (FSSC) which was formed to study the rapid growth and facility needs in the district and to make a recommendation to the board of trustees. The 24-member committee was comprised of parents, community members, business partners; and TISD educators. The FSSC was tasked with keeping within a framework of eight charges, including; considering the educational needs of all students, facility needs based on growth, support for all programs – co-curricular and extracurricular, balancing educational goals against taxpayer resources, while keeping community values in mind.
The committee analyzed current enrollment, school capacities, and demographic projections; studied the state’s school funding process and district financial data; toured campuses, evaluated future facility needs, and prioritized projects. Following months of review, discussion and consideration, the committee presented its recommendations to the TISD Board on August 9.
Based on the recommendations from the FSSC, the TISD Board of Trustees voted to call for a $567.56 million bond election that will go before voters on November 2, 2021. The bond proposal is made up of five propositions in order to comply with a new law that requires certain projects to be listed separately on the ballot.
Clicking on any meeting listed below will display the presentations and minutes recorded at each meeting.
If approved by voters, this bond proposal will not result in an increase in the total tax rate.
- Enrollment of at least 2,500 students during the previous school year; and
- Enrollment growth over the last five years of at least 10%; or
- A net increase of 3,500 or more students.
|Student Enrollment||10,669||14,120||18,640 (Sept. 2020)|
PROPOSITION A - $466,640,000
Juergen Rd. - Site Development
Juergen Rd. - Water Treatment Plant
Juergen Rd. - Elementary School #12
Juergen Rd. - Intermediate School #4
Juergen Rd. - Comprehensive High School #3
Eastside Complex (formerly BJ Services HQ) - Site Development
Eastside Complex - FFA Show Barn
Eastside Complex - CTE Program
Eastside Complex - Transportation Center Relocate
Eastside Complex - Tomball Star Academy Relocate
Eastside Complex - Elementary School #13
Baker Street - Bus Barn Renovation
Early Excellence Academy Relocate to Keefer Rd.
Tomball HS/Junior High - Upgraded Renovation
Beckendorf Complex - Satellite Bus Facility
Technology Cybersecurity Upgrade
District Security Upgrades
PROPOSITION B - $27,820,000
Instructional Technology Retrofit
Student Chromebook Refresh
Staff Device Refresh
PROPOSITION C - $8,100,000
PROPOSITION D - $17,200,000
Juergen Rd. - Natatorium
PROPOSITION E - $47,800,000
Juergen Rd. - Fine Arts/Athletics Multi-use Facility
Tomball High School - Fine Arts/Athletics Multi-use Facility
Tomball Memorial High School - Fine Arts/Athletics Multi-use Facility
Election Concerns or Questions
Feel free to also contact the Secretary of State Election Division at 1-800-252-8683 or visit their website at www.sos.state.tx.us.
|GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENTS|
|With rapid growth, Tomball ISD is forecasting property values for new homes and developments. As property values increase, tax revenue is projected to increase which will help finance new bonds.|
|PAYING DOWN DEBT|
TISD has a solid debt repayment plan with the maximum maturity on debt issued of 30 years. TISD also considers bond refunding when financially advantageous or beneficial.
|LOW INTEREST RATES|
Based on current and projected market conditions, TISD can issue bonds at low interest rates. This makes it less costly to finance new bonds.
ELECTION DAY: NOVEMBER 2, 2021 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
POLLING LOCATIONS for EARLY VOTING
HARRIS COUNTY • EARLY VOTING POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES [Map of All Early Voting Locations]
|Monday, October 18 - Saturday, October 23||7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, October 24||12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.|
|Monday, October 25 - Wednesday, October 27||7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, October 28||7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|Friday, October 29||7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.|
|Building – Polling Stations||Address|
|Tomball Public Works Building - Training Room||501B James Street, Tomball, TX 77375|
|Lone Star College Creekside – Room 116||8747 West New Harmony Trail, Tomball, TX 77375|
|Klein Multipurpose Center – Room 402||7500 FM 2920, Klein, TX 77379|
|Above and Beyond Fellowship – Foyer||20498 Rhodes Road, Spring, TX 77388|
|Big Stone Lodge – Community Center||709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring, TX 77373|
|HCPL Barbara Bush Branch – Elliot Room||6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379|
|Masjid AlSalam – Gym||16700 Old Louetta Road, Spring, TX 77379|
|Prairie View A&M University Northwest – Rooms 114 & 115||9449 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070|
|Fairfield Inn and Suites Houston NW Willowbrook – Fairfield Ranch Room||10825 North Gessner, Houston, TX 77064|
|Saint John Lutheran Church and School – Gym||15235 Spring Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77429|
MONTGOMERY COUNTY • EARLY VOTING POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES
|Monday, October 18 - Saturday, October 23||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Monday, October 25 - Wednesday, October 27||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, October 28 - Friday, October 29||7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.|
|North Montgomery County Community Center||600 Gerald Street, Willis, TX 77378|
|Lone Star Community Center (Not the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe)||2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery, TX 77356|
|West Montgomery County Community Development Center||31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia, TX 77355|
|East Montgomery County Fair Association Building||21675 A McCleskey Road, New Caney, TX 77357|
|South County Community Center||2236 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380|
|Central Library||104 I-45 North, Conroe, TX 77301|
|Magnolia Event Center||11659 FM 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354|