Stories to watch in 2019 No. 5: Cy-Fair ISD prepares for potential bond election

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This story is part of our Annual Community Guide, which takes a look at some of the biggest stories to watch in Cy-Fair and Harris County in 2019. Stay tuned through Wednesday, Jan. 23, as we countdown to the No. 1 story to watch this year.

What we reported

Demographers with Population and Survey Analysts told CFISD officials last spring new campuses would be needed in Bridgeland and Dunham Pointe to accommodate population growth in the next several years. In November, administrators created a long-range planning committee to assess district needs to be considered for a potential bond election in 2019. About 50 parents, students, district staff, business leaders and community members convened through mid-January to discuss projects that could be included.

Superintendent Mark Henry said the committee would develop plans to meet district needs through 2025, including new campuses, facility renovations, security upgrades and technology to accommodate student needs and population growth. CFISD’s last bond passed for $1.2 billion in 2014.

The latest

The committee will present its recommendations to the board of trustees on Feb. 4. One week later, the board will consider calling a bond election for May 4. Should the board choose to move forward with the election, informational meetings will be held throughout the spring semester.

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Danica Smithwick
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.
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