Klein ISD Bond Steering Committee to report findings at Jan. 11 board meeting

Included in the 2015 bond program was the construction of three new schools, including Klein Cain High School, which opened in August 2017. (Courtesy Klein ISD)
Included in the 2015 bond program was the construction of three new schools, including Klein Cain High School, which opened in August 2017. (Courtesy Klein ISD)

Included in the 2015 bond program was the construction of three new schools, including Klein Cain High School, which opened in August 2017. (Courtesy Klein ISD)

Representatives of Klein ISD's Bond Steering Committee are slated to present their findings on a possible future bond referendum at the Jan. 11 KISD board of trustees meeting.

The committee, made up of approximately 70 parents, community members, employees, retired educators and business partners, met five times over the course of two months in late 2021 to discuss the district's current and future needs. The meetings were facilitated by Eddie Coulson, a long-range planning expert and former Texas school superintendent.


"As a parent, educator and community member, I'm so thankful for the dedication of every bond steering committee member who has selflessly volunteered their time over these past months," KISD Superintendent Jenny McGown said in a statement. "I'm grateful for their valuable insight and perspectives into the current and future needs of our district."

The committee's report comes just as KISD officials wrap up the last of the projects included in the district's $498.1 million bond referendum, which was approved by voters in 2015. The 2015 bond program included the construction of three new schools in addition to various improvements at existing KISD campuses; investment in safety and security upgrades, technology, fine arts, and career and technical programs districtwide; and the purchase of 60 new school buses, among other projects.

The Jan. 11 board meeting will begin with public comments followed by a closed session at 6 p.m. and will reconvene into open session at approximately 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the board room of the Frank A. Lemmon Administration Building, located at 7200 Spring Cypress Road.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.