Ask the editor: Why is Frisco ISD’s proposed bond lumped into one proposition?

When the Frisco ISD board of trustees called for a bond election in August, all of the proposed bond projects were lumped into one $691 million proposition, which will appear on the November ballot. Some voters asked the district to break up the bond into various propositions that describe the projects the bond dollars would be used for.

Unlike cities and counties, state law does not require school districts to list bond projects in propositions on a ballot. In the state’s Government Code, cities and counties must list the purpose for the bonds. School districts have the option to do the same, but FISD officials have said the district wants to have flexibility in case the cost of projects change. This way, funds could be allocated to other projects if needed.