Multimillion-dollar bond packages approved for Houston-area school districts (Source: Houston Business Journal)
By Jen Para
On May 5, Houston-area residents went to the polls to elect local officials to lead city governments and schools. Multimillion-dollar bond packages for at least two school districts were also on the ballots to fund projects that will help accommodate the districts’ growing student populations.
Voters approved a $575 million bond package for Humble Independent School District and a $200 million bond package for New Caney Independent School District, according to multiple reports. Both districts citied a burgeoning student body and the need to build new facilities or expand current ones.
- Build a third high school to accommodate 1,350 students. Eventually, it will expand to accommodate 2,250 students.
- Replace Keefer Crossing Middle School and Porter Elementary School.
- Expand Woodridge Forest Middle school.
The district recently approved a long-term plan identifying additional upgrades and expansions for the next 10 years. Last year, it selected LAN to conduct a five-year facilities condition assessment, develop construction design standards and complete a long-range facilities plan, according to New Caney ISD’s website.