The two packages—which both approached $600 million—outlined the projects the group recommends for a bond referendum that could be called in May. District officials said $600,000 is the maximum amount that HISD can borrow without increasing its tax rate.
The board of trustees will decide in February if it will call for a bond referendum.
While the two packages contain some differences in projects, the group achieved consensus on others. For instance, both packages include funding for a new practice gym at each high school, a complete replacement of Lakeland Elementary School and Kingwood Middle School and two new schools.
Elementary School No. 30, $39 million
Middle School No. 10, $65.5 million
Transportation Center, $19.3 million
Major sports/extracurricular activity projects:
Kingwood Agricultural Barn, $5.8 million
Field turf for baseball/softball complex at Turner complex, $2.3 million
Field turf for all high school football competition fields, $4.8 million
Major elementary school projects:
Lakeland Elementary School replacement, $40.6 million
Major middle school projects:
Convert middle school gyms to wood floors, $1.7 million
Kingwood Middle School replacement, $71.2 million
Major high schools projects:
Atascocita High School third practice gym, $6 million
Atascocita High School 10 classroom additions, $5.6 million
Humble High School third competition gym, $8.5 million
Humble High School library renovation and cafeteria addition, $11.8 million
Kingwood High School third competition gym, $8.5 million
Kingwood Park High School third practice gym, $5.7 million
Summer Creek High School third practice gym, $6 million