Spring ISD begins sale of bonds for school construction projects

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The Spring ISD board of trustees approved the sale of $225 million in bonds Tuesday night at its last regular meeting of the year.

On Nov. 8, voters approved the sale of a total of $330 million in bonds to finance school construction projects, infrastructure upgrades and the purchase of new school buses. The district plans to build three ninth-grade buildings, two middle schools and a new stadium.

The district will go out to bid on architectural design for those projects in the first quarter of 2017, and the new schools could come online in August 2019, SISD Chief Operations Officer Mark Miranda has said.

“Ninety percent of the bond dollars will go directly to schools,” Superintendent Rodney Watson said at the meeting.

The board also elected its officers at the Tuesday night meeting. Deborah Jensen was elected board president, Chris Bell was elected vice president, Rhonda Newhouse was elected secretary and Justine Durant was elected assistant secretary.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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