Conroe ISD bond passes Nov. 3 with nearly 70 percent approvalThe Conroe ISD bond referendum has passed with 17,886 of the votes, or 68.95 percent, to 8,053 votes, or 31.05 percent, opposed to the bond.

The district has a solid plan going into the future with the passage of the bond, CISD Superintendent Don Stockton said.

“I very much appreciate the support of the community, and I look forward to having great schools in the future,” he said.

The $487 million bond package will grant funds for the district to build one high school, one intermediate school and two elementary schools in the Oak Ridge High School feeder zone. A junior high school in the Conroe High School feeder zone was also included in the bond proposal.

According to a district demographic study released in January, CISD is ranked as the sixth-fastest-growing school district in Texas among large school districts—those with 20,000 or more students. In the past 10 years, the district has seen a 40 percent increase in student enrollment. The survey projects a 30 percent increase in student enrollment at CISD within the next 10 years.

In addition to the five new schools, other projects on the bond proposal list include a robotics lab at Caney Creek and The Woodlands College Park high schools, build-out of Stewart Elementary School and the improvement of 10 new science classrooms at Knox Junior High School.

Stockton said now that the bond has passed, the densely populated areas will get the necessary schools.

“It’s very evident those schools are needed in those high growth areas,” he said. “I look forward to getting that process underway.”

All election results are unofficial until canvassed.