Voters approved all three propositions of the Spring ISD 2022 bond, totaling $850 million. With the approval, the district can now move forward with the projects proposed in the referendum, which includes a new building for Spring High School, technology and safety and security upgrades at all schools throughout the district, and a brand new education, performance and instructional center.
“This was a community effort, and the strength of the Spring ISD community is evident,” Superintendent Dr. Lupita Hinojosa said. “That’s a true vote of confidence for our district. It is most certainly a win for the entire community and, most importantly, the students we serve.”
Proposition A, which passed with 60.31 percent of the vote, allocates $681 million for several projects, including:
- Districtwide improvements to safety and security systems
- Rebuilding of Spring High School
- Refresh/design for Westfield High School, Jenkins Elementary, and Reynolds Elementary
- High-priority maintenance projects
- Purchase of 25 regular education buses and 35 special education buses, as well as other district vehicles
Proposition B, which passed with 51.17 percent of the vote, sets aside $141 million for an education, performance, and instructional center (EPIC). The facility will be used district wide for academic events, arts performances, athletics events, and graduation ceremonies. It will also be used as a reunification site in case of emergencies on school campuses.
Proposition C passed with 58.46 percent approval, and includes $28 million to upgrade outdated technology at campuses and facilities across the district, including instructional technology in classrooms and technology in school theaters.
“This bond provides equitable upgrades to every single campus in our district,” Spring ISD Board President Justine Durant said. “And the proposals in this bond will help all students in Spring ISD at every single grade level.”
Work on the bond proposal began over the summer, with more than 70 stakeholders from around the community coming together as part of the Bond Steering Committee. Members include current and former teachers, administrators, community members, parents, and students. The committee met six times over the course of a few weeks to determine the needs of the district, and to create an equitable and robust plan. In August, the proposal was presented – and approved – by the Spring ISD Board of Trustees.
As timelines and further plans are developed, the district will provide updates both online as well as through other official communication channels.
“As a district, we strive to be excellent stewards of the tax dollars entrusted to us and will work to execute the bond program with fidelity,” Dr. Hinojosa said. “This bond program truly sets up our students and our district for a better future.”
More information on the bond, including future updates, can be found at springisd.org/bond.