CONROE, TEXAS (November 17, 2023) – Voters in the November 7 election turned out to pass three of the four propositions in Conroe ISD’s 2023 Bond proposal. The three propositions total $1.973 billion, 98.8% of the funds in Bond 2023, and will have a two-cent impact on the tax rate.
• Proposition A passed at 61.08 percent and will fund the construction of eight new schools, including a new high school, five major renovations, three additions for more classroom space, and two master plans. Building infrastructure, such as boilers, chillers, freezers, and roofing, additional safety measures, technology infrastructure, funding for new buses and upgrades to the transportation centers, as well as land purchases were also included in Proposition A, which comprised $1.82 billion of the overall bond proposal.
• Proposition B passed at 58.34 percent and allocates $40 million for the purchase of technology devices, such as laptops, tablets, and projectors, used for classroom instruction and state testing.
• Proposition C passed at 58.75 percent and will cost $112.9 million. The funds will be used for the construction of physical education classrooms/gyms at the 16 District elementary schools which do not have them, as well as the construction of a North County agricultural barn and renovations to the two existing South County ag barns.
• Proposition D narrowly failed, receiving 49.24 percent of the votes. The $22.9 million in the proposal would have funded the construction of an outdoor, open-air covered pool and renovations to the locker room areas at the existing Natatorium.
A 148-member Bond Planning Committee consisting of parents, students, educators, local business owners, and community members representing all six high school feeder zones was formed in early 2023. The committee met 11 times from February to July to determine which projects would be included in the bond package. The Board of Trustees approved the proposal at its August 1 Special Meeting.
Presentations regarding the proposed timeline of projects will be made at upcoming Board meetings. For more information about the 2023 Bond, visit https://www.conroeisd.net/bond/.