Lamar Consolidated voters approved a $240.6 million bond for Lamar Consolidated ISD. According to the Fort Bend County election office, with 88% of the precincts reporting, 64.8 percent of voters voted in favor of the bond, while 35.7 opposed it.
The LCISD school board has asked voters to approve the bond to address the district's growth in population and anticipated housing. LCISD is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the Greater Houston area. More than 10,000 students were added to the district in the last decade. Over the next 10 years, housing is expected to double in the district, according to LCISD.
In June, a 60-member Citizens' Bond Advisory Committee recommended the school board call for the bond election. With the exception of senior citizens whose property taxes are frozen, the bond will increase the average homeowner's tax bill by about $100 a year or $8.33 a month, if it is approved.
The bond would pay for improvements in technology, facilities and transportation at campuses districtwide.
Superintendent of Schools Doctor Thomas Randle addressed LCISD voters.
"I am so appreciative of the continued support from our community in Lamar CISD. This bond program will go far in alleviating overcrowding issues at several campuses, while also providing classroom space for the families that are coming to our area every day," Randle said. "I'm honored by the voters' faith in our ability to provide a quality education. On behalf of the more than 4,500 employees in Lamar CISD, thank you for your support."
All results are unofficial until canvassed.