Friendswood ISD trustees approve May bond election

Friendswood ISD typically meets on the second Monday of the month. (Haley Morrison)
Friendswood ISD typically meets on the second Monday of the month. (Haley Morrison)

Friendswood ISD typically meets on the second Monday of the month. (Haley Morrison)

The Friendswood ISD board of trustees voted to place a bond election on the May ballot during a Feb. 10 meeting.



The total bond request, which was proposed by the Citizen Advisory Committee at a January meeting, is $128 million.



“We’ve talked about this for many months and we are at the time to take a decision as a board as how we would like to move forward as a team,” Superintendent Thad Roher said before the board voted unanimously to approve the bond election.



The bond will be separated into two propositions on the ballot.



Proposition A is for $127 million, and includes renovations for Westwood Elementary School, Bales Intermediate School, Windsong Intermediate School and Friendswood High School; the construction of a new facility for Cline Elementary School; district-wide safety and security improvements; district-wide maintenance projects; and land purchases.



Proposition B is for $1 million and covers district-wide technology improvements.



“The tax rate increase has moved to 18 cents: 9 cents in the first year, 9 in the second,” Roher said. “The average taxable increase is around $50 per month.”



Friendswood citizens will be able to vote for or against the two bond propositions during the May 2 election.



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