The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees accepted the Citizens Facility Advisory Committee's recommendation to call for a $367 million bond referendum in order to address CCISD facilities, instructional technology, and co-curricular and extracurricular programs. During the February 25, 2013 general meeting, the school board unanimously voted to call a $367,000,000 bond election for May 11, 2013.
Contents of the school bond package were prioritized by a 30-member facility committee consisting of parents, local citizens, business leaders and educators. Over the course of several months, the Citizens Facility Advisory Committee studied a district-wide facility assessment, enrollment projections, and district financial information as well as toured schools. The committee used this information and input from the public to finalize its recommendation.
What's included in the Bond?
The proposed bond will touch all CCISD schools and eight support facilities in some capacity. The proposed bond will:
- Rebuild or improve 40+ year old schools
- Address student safety, security systems, repairs and enrollment growth
- Construct or expand co-curricular and extracurricular facilities for growth in programs
- Improve wireless infrastructure and access to technology for 21st century learning
What's the tax impact on property owners?
The estimated tax increase of this bond is $0.1125. If approved by voters, a homeowner of a median home would see an initial $5.12 increase per month in property taxes with a maximum annual payment of $172.72. A median home in CCISD is $177,400. Homeowners 65 years and older would not see a tax rate increase as their property tax rates are frozen by law.
Election Day will be Saturday, May 11, 2013. Early voting will begin April 29, 2013 and end May 7, 2013. The last day to register to vote in this election will be April 11, 2013.
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