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Katy Bond Committee to Present $750 Million Bond Package

The deadline to put a bond on the fall ballot is Aug. 18.

Two hundred residents in Katy have been meeting for months to figure out the school district’s needs.

 They’re now recommending a bond package worth about $750 million dollars.

 Over the last 15 years, the student enrollment in Katy ISD has doubled, and it’s expected to continue growing. That growth means a need for more school buildings and other facilities. 

 Nearly half of the recommended bond package would go to build new schools.

 The bond committee also thinks the Houston suburb needs a new football stadium worth about $60 million dollars.

The current proposal could raise the Katy school property tax rate by one penny.

The school board will have the final say.  The last day they can call a bond election is August 18 to make it on the November ballot.

If school leaders do move forward it may be a hard sell. Last year Katy voters rejected a similar bond package with 54 percent voting against it.

 

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Laura Isensee

Laura Isensee

Education Reporter

Laura Isensee covers education for Houston Public Media, including K-12 and higher education. Previously, she was a staff reporter at The Miami Herald and contributed to South Florida’s NPR affiliate. Her work has also appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Reuters and Clarín in Argentina. Laura has won awards for...

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