Cy-Fair ISD calls special meeting to hear committee’s recommendation for 2019 bond referendum

Cy-Fair ISD's Instructional Support Center is located at 10300 Jones Road, Houston.

Cy-Fair ISD's Instructional Support Center is located at 10300 Jones Road, Houston.

The public is invited to a special-called meeting of the Cy-Fair ISD board of trustees on Feb. 4 to hear the district’s long-range planning committee’s recommendation for a potential 2019 bond referendum.

The board on Feb. 11 will consider calling a bond election for May 4. Should the board choose to move forward with the election, informational meetings will be held throughout the community from Feb. 20-May 3, according to the district.

Both February meetings will take place at 6 p.m. at the Instructional Support Center, 10300 Jones Road, Houston, and will include time for public comments.

District administrators created a long-range planning committee in November to assess what issues should be considered for a bond that will meet district needs through 2025—including new campuses, facility renovations, security upgrades and technology to accommodate student needs and population growth. About 50 parents, students, district staff, business leaders and community members convened through mid-January to discuss projects that could be included.

“We want to make sure that, through this planning process, we ensure support for quality education for all students and that it reflects the community values and perception of needs,” Superintendent Mark Henry said at a Nov. 12 meeting. “And as always, the thing that we’re most noted for throughout not only this community but throughout the state is our commitment to fiscal responsibility.”

Demographers with Population and Survey Analysts told CFISD officials last spring new campuses would be needed in Bridgeland and Dunham Pointe to accommodate population growth over the next several years.

The district last passed a bond in May 2014. The $1.2 billion bond package included funding for three new elementary schools, one new middle school, a new natatorium at Pridgeon Stadium, $55.3 million in security upgrades, new school buses to accommodate growth, technology infrastructure upgrades and several campus renovations.
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