SUGAR LAND, Texas – Voters approved the Fort Bend Independent School District’s $1.26 billion bond on Saturday.
The bond will provide resources for several projects and will renovate most of Fort Bend’s ISD schools, except the newest campuses. The school board called an election in February.
The school district said it hasn’t approved a bond in five years. For this reason, some of the 82 campuses are in “critical condition” due to old mechanical systems, roofing, air conditioning and plumbing.
Here are three proposals in the bond that have been approved:
Bond Proposition A is approximately $1.18 billion to build a new elementary school in the Northwest and a new middle school in the Southeast, to renovate Ferndell Henry in the Southeast and convert it to an elementary school, to rebuild Clements HS at its current site, to rebuild Briargate ES and Mission Bend ES and provide approximately $591 million for facilities deficiencies and lifecycle needs. Prop A also includes an estimated $30 million for safety and security, approximately $28.9 million for up to 35 new White Fleet buses, cargo and transit vehicles, and a new transit center in the southeast, plus approximately $66.9 million to upgrade the district’s IT network.
Prop B is approximately $52 million for new classroom computers for students and an upgrade of staff devices.
Prop C is approximately $22.9 million for a swim center (natatorium) on the southeast side of the district.
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