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Fort Bend (Texas) district has $1.26 billion bond request on May ballot

April 4, 2023
The proposal includes $222.9 million to rebuild Clements High School.

The Fort Bend (Texas) district has placed a $1.26 billion bond proposal on the May 6 ballot.

The Houston Chronicle reports the bond request is the largest ever in Fort Bend. School district officials say the district has gone without bond funding for five years, and several of its 82 campuses are in need of repairs.

In 2018, voters approved a $988 million bond package, including $403.4 million for new construction, rebuilds, and classroom additions.

Fort Bend has more than 80,000 students and 12,000 staff members.

The bond package consists of three propositions:

  • Proposition A seeks about $1.18 billion. It includes design and construction updates for seven schools, as well as technology, transportation, safety and security improvements. A primary focus of Proposition A is the complete rebuild of Clements High School in Sugar Land.
  • Proposition B would allocate roughly $52 million for new computers for students and refreshing staff devices.
  • Proposition C would authorize spending $22.9 million for a natatorium on the southeast side of the district.
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