Construction of Intermediate School No. 11, new athletics stadium among Klein ISD bond steering committee recommendations

Klein ISD committee members
A committee of about 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. (Courtesy Klein ISD)

A committee of about 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. (Courtesy Klein ISD)

The construction of Intermediate School No. 11 as well as the modernization of Klein Memorial Stadium or the construction of a new athletic stadium were among the recommendations presented for a potential bond package valued at up to $1.1 billion.

As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, a committee of about 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 current and future needs of Klein ISD.

"For our community to maintain a strong economy, Klein ISD must continue to provide a well-educated, well-trained workforce to attract businesses and new jobs," said Julie Stevens, a bond steering committee member and KISD parent, in a statement. "These proposed bond packages will make sure we continue to flourish for future generations."

On behalf of the KISD bond steering committee, Stevens along with committee members Dennis Boyter and Stephen White presented the committee's finding to the KISD board of trustees Jan. 11.

"Our committee has studied what makes up a bond, including the financing, infrastructure requirements and opportunities to add new capital assets," White said in a statement. "We worked very hard to weight our interests as community members with what would be a good option for learners as well as teachers."


The bond steering committee presented the following recommendations to KISD trustees:

Bond package option 1: $1.1 billion

Proposition A

  • Intermediate School No. 11

  • Campus instructional modernizations

  • Campus fine arts and athletics additions

  • Campus safety and security enhancements

  • Campus information technology infrastructure improvements

  • Campus cyber security enhancements

  • Instruments, buses and career and technical education equipment


Proposition B


  • Campus instructional technology

  • Student and staff devices


Proposition C


  • Klein Memorial Stadium modernizations


Proposition D


  • Academics, fine arts, athletics and CTE event facility


Bond package option 2: $994.4 million

Proposition A


  • Campus instructional modernizations

  • Campus fine arts and athletics additions

  • Campus safety and security enhancements

  • Campus IT infrastructure improvements

  • Campus cyber security enhancements

  • Instruments, buses and CTE equipment


Proposition B


  • Campus instructional technology

  • Student and staff devices


Proposition C


  • New district stadium

  • Klein Memorial Stadium modernizations


Proposition D


  • Academics, fine arts, athletics and CTE event facility


Bond package option 3 : $973.5 million

Proposition A


  • Campus instructional modernizations

  • Campus fine arts and athletics additions

  • Campus safety and security enhancements

  • Campus IT infrastructure improvements

  • Campus cyber security enhancements

  • Instruments, buses and CTE equipment


Proposition B


  • Campus instructional technology

  • Student and staff devices


Proposition C


  • Klein Memorial Stadium modernizations


Proposition D


  • Academics, fine arts, athletics and CTE event facility


According to the presentation, a $1.1 billion bond would have a projected tax rate increase of $0.085 per $100 valuation, or an additional $196 in annual property taxes on a home valued at $255,000. Similarly, a $994.4 million bond would result in a tax rate increase of $0.0639 per $100 valuation—about $147—and a $973.5 million bond would result in a tax rate increase of $0.0597 per $100 valuation, or about $137.

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 KISD board of trustees will now review the committee's recommendations and consider the scope and timing of any potential future bond referendum to be put before voters.

For more information about the history of KISD's previous bond programs, click here.
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.