Prosper ISD voters could see a $2.6 billion bond on the Nov. 7 ballot to help the district accommodate its current and future growth. The PISD board of trustees will consider calling the bond at its Aug. 21 special meeting. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the PISD board room located at 605 E. 7th St.

“As one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state that attracts more than 3,000 new students each year, we must continually evaluate our facilities and support systems to determine if our learning environments, equipment and infrastructure are equipped to best support the future for our children and community,” Superintendent Holly Ferguson said in a statement.

What you need to know

The bond will provide for the district’s building program for the next five to seven years. The PISD Long Range Planning Committee looked at demographic data, housing information and a comprehensive facilities study before recommending the multibillion-dollar bond package to trustees on June 19.

A closer look

The recommendation from the committee included the following.
  • Building 11 new schools and three facilities, including a second 8,000 seat stadium.
  • Modernizing or expanding 12 existing schools and the administration building for alternate use.
  • Reinforcing safety and security measures.
  • Upgrading technology infrastructure and technology devices for students, teachers and staff.
  • Buying land.
  • Providing buses and other vehicles for transportation.