The 2015 Bond Blueprint
The Board of Trustees approved a bond referendum for May 9, 2015 in the amount of $498.1 million. A 120 Member Bond Steering Committee comprised of parents, community members, students, and employees spent four months studying demographic and capital needs data to develop a blueprint that addresses growth and facility needs for our students in 5 general areas:
The 2015 Bond Overview
School Buses: $7,897,589
Safety & Security: $18,717,892
Klein ISD is a fast-growth district, and as such, four new campuses are slated for construction as part of the bond blueprint. Renovations, remodels, and repairs to campuses and facilities are also planned as part of the bond blueprint. Land purchases are also included for future schools and facilities. The blueprint addresses expansions at nine schools to address student growth and instructional programs.
New Housing Projection
New Student Projection
2015 bond referendum
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The Klein ISD strives to meet a high standard of online financial transparency by opening our book to the public. View past and present adopted budgets, and see how a dollar is spent in the Klein ISD.
In the Media
View the latest stories about the 2015 bond. Also check out what people are saying on social media in one location.
Download and print 2015 Bond materials. Materials include Bond Overview documents, and useful quick facts regarding tax rates.
View all 2015 Bond related presentations.
Let's Talk Bond
Klein ISD is committed to engaging all stakeholders in the education of our children. Only when we build strong relationships with our staff, students, families and community members can we make the changes we need to reach every student. We are currently planning a bond referendum for May of 2015 that will address growth, safety and security, technology and renovations.
Let’s Talk Bond is one tool available for you to provide feedback and ask questions on the 2015. You can get online anytime, day or night and tell us what’s on your mind or find out information concerning the May 2015 Bond referendum.
The Bond Steering Committee developed a responsible bond package with a maximum potential tax rate increase of 10 cents. The information below indicates the amount per year, month and week based on the taxable value of a home. The district reduced school taxes by five cents over the last two years.
|Tax Rate Increase||2008 Bond||2015 Bond|
Projected Tax Rate
2014-15 Tax Rates
Tax Rate Impact
Klein ISD Summary of Savings and Cost Avoidance 2009 – 2014
|Transition from self-funded to TRS-ActiveCare medical plan|
|Efficient and effective use of hardware and software|
|Streamlined operations in facilities** and administrative services|
|Cost-effective use of instructional materials|
|Provide instructional staff to address student enrollment growth|
|Add police officers and other employees districtwide where needed|
|Provide funding for the Good to Great Program at Klein Forest High School and the Klein Forest High School feeder pattern campuses|
|Enhance benefits for employees including salary adjustments and healthcare assistance|
|Add reserve working capital to meet future district needs|
*Energy Conservation Examples
**Facilities Services Examples
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