Frequently Asked Questions
If Prop A and Prop B or a single Prop is approved by the voters on November 5, the Conroe ISD debt service tax rate will not increase. This is due to being in a very favorable interest rate environment, refunding current bonds to a lower interest rate, paying off on average $50 million of principal per year of current debt, and growth.
Projects included in the November 2019 Bond Referendum are detailed in the links above. Many items were removed from the package presented in May as a result of feedback from the community including the teacher training center, ag facility, maintenance facility, Hauke renovations, and Jett Center. The CISD Board of Trustees also approved the creation of a Capital Maintenance Fund that resulted in the removal of many items that were present in the May Bond Package.
The cost for the turf conversions is an estimate for planning purposes. If we are able to complete the projects for less than estimated, we will. The starting point for estimating cost was the actual cost to install the same fields at Grand Oaks High School which opened in 2018. That cost was then adjusted for inflation. We were also able to get information from another nearby district who recently made similar turf conversions. The initial installation is more expensive than simply purchasing the turf because of the cost to complete sub-surface work and install drainage systems. The cost to prepare the sub-surface and install drainage and turf is approximately $1.6 million per football field, $2.1 million per baseball field, and $1 million per softball field. The remaining amount is for materials testing, design fees, inflation, and contingency.