In November, Spring ISD will present the first schematic designs for the district’s $850 million bond projects, district leaders announced April 11, with more designs to follow.

The back story: SISD's $850 million bond package was approved by voters during the Nov. 8 election. In May, the district successfully sold its first round of bonds for a total of $300 million.

What's next: On April 11, district leaders announced an estimated timeline for bond projects:
  • In May and June, the district plans to advertise requests for proposals for bond project architecture and construction services.
  • In August, the district hopes to approve architect and construction proposals so the design process can begin in September.
  • In November, schematics will be presented for the $141 million Education Performance and Instructional Center and the Spring High School redesign.
The details: SISD’s 2022 bond package is made up of three propositions:
  • Proposition A will allocate $681 million to fund campus improvements, including rebuilding Spring High School and renovating Westfield High School, and Reynolds and Jenkins elementary schools.
  • Proposition B will slate $141 million for the Education Performance and Instructional Center, which will be used for district events, such as graduation and convocation; academic, athletic and performing arts events; University Interscholastic League competitions; and expos.
  • Proposition C will fund $28 million in districtwide technology upgrades, such as replacing teacher laptops, adding laptop charging stations to classrooms, upgrading computer labs, enhancing districtwide cybersecurity and updating the district’s telephone system.
For more information on SISD’s 2022 bond, click here.

Two-minute impact: At the board of trustees' April 6 meeting, SISD Chief Financial Officer Ann Westbrooks provided updates on the district's preliminary 2023-24 budget:
  • The district will need to find $15 million in budget cuts by the board’s May meeting.
  • An estimated maintenance and operations tax rate of $0.8136 and an expected property value growth of 8% is being used to create a preliminary budget.
  • The district is expecting a student enrollment of 34,265 in the 2023-24 school year, which is a slight increase from 34,175 students in the 2022-23 school year.
SISD will receive its estimated property values from the appraisal district by April 30 after which, district officials said more accurate budgeting estimates can be made.