At a board workshop Feb. 13, the Comal ISD board of trustees approved a bond package to present to voters May 2.

The total approved bond will cost $397.7 million if residents vote to approve all four propositions.

As a result of new state legislation, admininstration was required to divide the bond into four separate proposals instead of two as originally designed, CISD Executive Director of Communications Steve Stanford said.

Senate Bill 30, which was passed Sept. 1, 2019, requires separate propositions for projects that are not part of the construction, acquisition, and equipment of school buildings.

Proposition A includes funding to build two new elementary schools and one new middle school, purchase land, buy new buses and finance other capital projects.

Proposition B would provide funding for a multipurpose event center. Proposition C would provide funding for a pavilion on the grounds of the event center as well as sports facilities at several campuses.

Proposition D includes funding to acquire and upgrade teacher and student instructional technology.

The decision comes after months of planning by both the board and the bond committee. In January, the board appointed Escamilla & Poneck LLP to serve as legal bond counsel.

Citizens will be able to vote on the bond during the May election.