CCISD bond to address area growth

CCISD will hold a bond election on Saturday, May 6. The $487 million bond proposal is intended to address enrollment growth especially in the League City area, along with aging campuses, technology and safety and security. Right now at Hall Elementary, all of the fifth grade is housed in 17 portable buildings. With passage of the bond, the district would build its 27th elementary school to ease crowding at three elementary schools in the League City area.

Some existing crowded campuses would also receive permanent additions with bond money. Campuses more than 40 years old would be renovated, and two campuses more than 50 years old, Clearview High School and League City Elementary, would be rebuilt entirely. Brookside Intermediate would be expanded so that the district could open a second science magnet program there. The bond would also include an upgrade of analog security cameras to digital cameras throughout the district, plus new school buses and playground replacements. Visit the CCISD website listed below to see descriptions of other projects on individual campuses.

According to CCISD, the current tax rate for property owners in the district is $1.40 per $100 valuation. If voters approve the bond, that tax rate would increase about 3.5 cents. For a home at the median value of $223,635, the increase would mean about a $5.47 monthly increase in property taxes or $65.61 a year.