Projected Tax Rate

2014-15 Tax Rate

Tax Rate Impact

The Bond Steering Committee developed a responsible bond package with a maximum potential tax rate increase of 10 cents. The information below indicates the increase 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.

Taxable Value Projected Tax Rate Increase Effect on Tax Rate Per Year Per Month Per Week
$100,000 $0.10 $100 $8.33 $1.92
$200,000 $0.10 $200 $16.67 $3.85
$300,000 $0.10 $300 $25 $5.77
$400,000 $0.10 $400 $33.33 $7.69

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Klein Independent School District

2015 BOND ELECTION

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:

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The 2015 Bond Overview

Growth: $283,641,612

  • High School No. 5
  • Intermediate No. 10
  • Elementary No. 33
  • Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten North
  • High School Gymnasiums
  • Intermediate School Gymnasiums (Hildebrandt & Wunderlich)
  • KOHS Auditorium Renovation
  • KFHS Career & Technical Education Building
  • Small Learning Community Remodel (KCHS & KOHS)
  • New North Ag Facility
  • Student Services Center Parking Lot
  • Restrooms & Concessions - Strack, Doerre & Klein IS
  • Press Box - Doerre & Klein IS
  • Land for Future Sites
  • School Buses: $7,897,589

  • Replacement Buses
  • Buses for Growth
  • Safety & Security: $18,717,892

  • Elementary School Entry Improvements
  • Classroom Mod Doors
  • Digital Radio Communication System
  • Safety & Security Site Improvements
  • Memorial Stadium Emergency Lighting
  • Asbestos Survey
  • Renovations: $136,527,770

  • Priority 1 & 2 + Life Cycle
  • Facility Capital Projects
  • Technology: $51,315,137

  • IT-Infrastructure
  • 1:1 Programs
  • Instructional & Classroom Equipment
  • Career & Technical Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Curriculum & Library Services
  • Student Information & Finance/Human Resources Systems
  • Area Growth

    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

    Bond Documents


    • 2015 bond referendum

      The Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jim Cain along with the executive team, reviewed the October 2013 demographic study provided by the firm ...

      Fast Growth Texas

      We hear a lot about local debt in Texas. What we don’t hear are the reasons fast-growing school districts are being asked to shoulder the burden of...

      Financial Accountability

      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.

      Handouts

      Download and print 2015 Bond materials. Materials include Bond Overview documents, and useful quick facts regarding tax rates.

      Presentations

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    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.

    Tax Calculator

    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 $0.16 $0.10
    Actual $0.13 TBD

    Residents 65 years & older are exempt from any school tax increase.

    *The tax rate was lowered the last two years five cents saving the average homeowner with a home value of $155,866 $6.47 per month.

    **The average homeowner with a home value of $155,866 would pay under $13 per month.

    Projected Tax Rate

    2014-15 Tax Rates

    Tax Rate Impact

    Fiscal Responsibility

    Klein ISD Summary of Savings and Cost Avoidance 2009 – 2014

    During the period 2009 – 2014, the district annually scored five out of five stars for financial reporting under FAST, the State Comptroller’s Financial Allocation Study of Texas. In addition, in August of 2014, the district received a perfect score and was awarded Platinum Level membership into the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle, the highest honor for financial transparency. It is clear that the Klein ISD is highly prudent with the funds entrusted to them.

    During this five year period, district student enrollment increased by more than 4,700 students, and six new schools were opened with no tax increase to the Maintenance & Operations (M&O) budget. In an ongoing effort to be fiscally responsible, the Klein ISD saved or avoided spending more than $58 million in the following categories:
    Energy conservation*
    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

    Through this sound financial management, the district has been able to:

    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

  • Lighting retrofit projects
  • Network thermostats for portables
  • Computer power management
  • Energy policy governing set-point & hours of operation
  • Exterior lighting controls
  • Building automation systems
  • Competitive bidding for utility rates
  • Water conservation measures including irrigation control
  • Collaborative for High Performance Schools Construction Guidelines
  • Retro-commissioning program
  • **Facilities Services Examples

  • Annual benchmark study
  • Implementation of high productivity custodial equipment (Floor machines & restroom cleaning systems)
  • Elimination of non-custodial tasks
  • Implementation of engineered work schedules
  • Improved employee training
  • Adherence to accepted industry staffing practices to reduce staff
  • Election Information

    March 10 - April 30

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    April 27 - May 5

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    May 9

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