Unofficial results from Fort Bend County election data show 3 of 5 propositions from Lamar CISD's $1.7 billion bond package were approved by voters, including the proposition with the heftiest price tag.
The majority of voters have cast ballots in favor of propositions A, B and C while voting against propositions D and E. All 82 voting centers in the county are reporting in.
“We are truly humbled by the support of our community," LCISD Superintendent Roosevelt Nivens said in an emailed statement. "I would like to thank the many individuals who worked tirelessly on behalf of the district to share information and get people to the polls. As for proposition(s) D and E, which did not pass, we are working to execute a plan to address the rapid growth that we are experiencing while still providing high-quality experiences for our students.”
As of 12:53 a.m., Proposition A collected 59.92% of votes in favor of the measure. With a cost of $1.3 billion, this measure would fund would provide additional dollars to complete projects from LCISD's 2020 bond package as well as paying for land sites and the construction of five new schools, renovations to five high schools, and districtwide safety and security upgrades.
Proposition B, priced at $189 million, focuses on building a new career and technology center in the district. This measure rounded up 56.8% of votes in favor of the new center, which would provide students with programming in subjects such as science, technology, engineering and math; education; business; and manufacturing.
Proposition C maintains 52.68% of votes in favor of new student and staff laptops, iPads and printers. This proposition costs $16.77 million.
Proposition D will not pass with 54.35% of voters casting ballots against the $4.98 million measure to provide new turf and LED lighting at Traylor Stadium.
Similarly, Proposition E contained plans to build a new stadium for the district, but 59.01% of voters went against the proposition at the polls. This measure was priced at $194.9 million.
Updated Nov. 8 at 11:11 p.m.
Early voting data from Fort Bend County maintains that Lamar CISD voters cast ballots in favor of propositions A, B and C from the district's five-proposition, $1.7 billion bond package.
As of 11 p.m., 59.57% of votes counted are in favor of Proposition A; 55.92% of votes are in favor of Proposition B; and 52.53% of early voter ballots cast were in favor of Proposition C. Alternatively, 54.5% of votes were against Proposition D, and 59.14% of voters were against Proposition E.
At this time, zero of 82 voting centers are reporting results.
Posted Nov. 8 at 9:25 p.m.
Early voting totals Nov. 8 show the majority of Lamar CISD voters who cast their ballots early voted in favor of three out of five propositions from its $1.7 billion bond package.
The bond package, if all five propositions pass, would fund various building needs and deficiencies as well as address student enrollment, demographics reports and financial reports for the district.
The 2022 bond was prepared as a response to the exponential growth the district is projected to experience in the next 10 years. Population and Survey Analyst data predicts the community surrounding LCISD will add more than 65,000 new homes by fall 2031, and 69,795 students will be enrolled in the district in 2032.
According to early voting results, 26,207 votes, or 58.96% of ballots, were in favor of Proposition A, while 18,239 voters, or 41.04%, cast their ballots against. This proposition makes up the majority of the bond package cost at $1.3 billion.
The fund would pay for safety and security upgrades; land sites for and construction of four new elementary schools and one middle school; renovations and additions at Foster, George Ranch, Randle, Tomas and Fulshear high schools; and new portable buildings, school buses and technology infrastructure. Proposition A also includes inflation coverage for the 2020 bond projects still under construction or that have not been started, due to funding running out.
Early voting totals also show 24,493 voters, or 55.4%, have cast their ballots in favor of Proposition B, which has a price tag of $189 million and is focused on building a new career and technology center for the district, with programs that include agriculture, construction, arts, health science and business. CTE course enrollment at LCISD is over 15,000 students, according to the district’s website. A total of 19,711 voters, or 44.6% have voted against it.
Additionally, 23,114 voters, or 52.17%, have cast their ballots in favor of Proposition C, which has a cost of $16.77 million and would provide classroom and district technology and equipment, including laptops, iPads, interactive classroom technology and equipment for LCISD's graphic design center. A total of 21,194 voters, or 47.83%, cast their ballots against this proposition during early voting.
Contrarily, 24,223 voters—or 54.91%—have cast ballots against Proposition D, which is meant to fund stadium improvements at Traylor Stadium. Meanwhile 19,895—or 45.09%—have voted in favor of the proposition. This proposition was priced at $4.98 million.
Finally, 26,431 voters, or 59.64%, cast their ballots early against Proposition E, which has a price tag of about $195 million, and 17,890 voted to approve it. The funds would pay for the purchase of land, design and construction for a second district stadium with 10,000 seats, band storage, locker rooms, and additional CTE classrooms.
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