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Voters To Decide $498 Million Klein ISD School Bond Proposal

More than half of the bond would fund student population growth. Also, fund technology improvements and the replacement of aging school buses.

 

Voters in the Klein Independent School District head to the polls this weekend to decide on an almost half-billion dollar bond proposition.

Among other things, the proposed bond addresses the district’s anticipated student population increase. 

“Our demographers are showing that we’re going to be adding 13,000 students over the next ten years,” says Judy Rimato with Klein ISD. “That’s a lot of kiddos coming our way, so we’re just trying to plan for the growth.”  

The average homeowner with a home value of $156,000 would pay under $13 per month. Residents 65 and older are exempt from any school tax increase.

Rimato says more than half of the $498 million bond proposition would be to fund growth.

“In that category we have a high school number five, an intermediate school, an elementary school and an early childhood pre K center in the north part of our district, along with additions onto some of our existing schools and that sort of thing.”   

Klein ISD is hoping for a good turnout on Saturday.

“Unfortunately, it falls on Mother’s Day weekend, so we really tried to get the word out to our community that if you were going to be out of town on Mother’s Day weekend and you wanted to vote in the bond, to do so through early voting.”  

If approved, the bond would also pay for technology improvements and the replacement of aging school buses.

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