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$341 million bond proposal on the May ballot in the Alief (Texas) district Alief Independent School District

$341 million bond proposal on the May ballot in the Alief (Texas) district

The district in southwest Houston had its last successful bond election 12 years ago.

The Alief (Texas) Independent School District in southwest Houston is asking voters to go to the polls next month to approve a $341 million bond proposal for facility upgrades.

The referendum on the May 9 ballot would enable the 46,000-student system to expand facilities, upgrade security at district campuses and provide new buses.

The district has broken down the bond proposal into three categories:

  • New construction, $228.7 million. Projects include building additional gymnasiums at Alief’s six middle schools; additional classroom space to accommodate a full-day pre-kindergarten program; construction of a professional learning center, a performing arts space, a career center, and a fine arts addition at one of the district’s high schools.
  • Safety and security, $103.3 million. Planned improvements include upgraded entrances and reception areas at numerous campuses; restroom renovations; and other needed facility renovations.
  • Transportation, $9 million. The district will buy replacement school buses.

The last successful bond issue in Alief was in 2003, when voters approved a $175 million proposal.

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