As the 2014 Bond Program nears completion, Fort Bend ISD students are benefiting from the community’s investment in our schools. Fort Bend ISD has opened four new schools, added classrooms, invested in additional safety measures and upgraded our technology infrastructure, and planning has continued to consider future capital needs and ensure safe and effective learning environments throughout the District.
During its August 13, 2018 meeting, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to call a November 6 bond election to address capital needs related to new construction, safety and security, renovations to address maintenance and adequacy throughout the District, and transportation and technology.
The development of the $992.6 million bond referendum follows an extensive Facilities Master Planning process that began in January of 2018 to ensure that the District is providing the best learning environments, valuable opportunities and access to programs in accordance with the Board-adopted Profile of a Graduate. This Facilities Master Planning process helped to identify construction projects and other life-cycle maintenance and adequacy needs essential for the next six years, and led to the development of an updated capital plan. This capital plan also includes additional funding for safety and security, technology, and transportation needs.
The $992.6 million bond referendum will fund the first of a two-phase, six-year plan to address capital needs in the District, which is expected to serve more than 85,000 students by the year 2027. Phase one includes the $992 million bond referendum, followed by a projected $705.2 million bond plan in 2021.