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Woodforest residents can expect to see a Conroe ISD bond proposal on the May 4 election ballot, following the board of trustees' Jan. 15 approval of a bond election.
The $807 million bond proposal will finance a number of projects, including continued work updating and renovating Conroe High School. Many Woodforest scholars attend Conroe High, and once renovations are complete, there will no longer be a need for a separate ninth-grade campus. It will all be under one roof.
In addition, the bond package will provide funds for constructing new schools in the Conroe, Grand Oaks and Caney Creek high school feeder zones as well as improvements to existing campuses, future land purchases and safety and security upgrades, to name a few.
The bond referendum is needed to address CISD’s growing student population.
According to data from Population and Survey Analysts demographics study, CISD has grown by more than 15,000 students over the past decade, and it estimated the district would reach 76,000 students by 2028.
As for the bond’s potential property tax rate implications, CISD officials project a 1-cent property tax rate increase for the 2019-20 year, with a maximum of a 3-cent increase over the life of the bond.