Voters Approve Largest Bond in Klein ISD History, $895.4 million for Schools and Technology
On May 7, 2022, Klein ISD voters made district history as they approved $895,350,000 million in bond funding to benefit every student and school in Klein ISD.
These historic voter-approved funds will enhance safety and security, address growth and capacity challenges, modernize aging schools, renovate all schools, upgrade athletic, arts, and academics spaces, and purchase new technology for classroom learning and instruction.
“We are very grateful for the support we’ve received from our community during this election,” Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown said. “The 2022 Bond is the largest bond to pass in the history of our school district, and we are very excited to see our Klein ISD students, staff, and community benefit for many generations to come.”
Preliminary results from https://harrisvotes.com show Proposition A passing with 59.09 percent and Proposition B passing with 59.16 percent. Proposition C and D did not pass by narrow margins with 48.42 percent and 46.60 percent respectively. Election results are unofficial until they are canvassed. Vote canvassing is required by Texas law to account for every ballot cast and to ensure that each valid vote is included in the official results.
Now that voters have had their say, Klein ISD will work on construction timelines and project schedules.
“We are thankful for the support of this community-developed Bond proposal,” Board President Ronnie K. Anderson said. “We are excited to get to work conservatively managing these bond dollars for much-needed projects that will serve our kids and our community.”
The Klein ISD Community had their voice heard in this election with 18,211 votes cast for the 2022 Bond compared to 6,047 in the 2015 Bond. Voter turnout for the 2022 Bond was 3 times higher than in 2015.
In February 2022, the Board of Trustees unanimously passed a measure to place four propositions on the May 7 ballot.
As part of the district’s conservative management of finances and facilities, the Klein ISD commissioned a community-led Bond Steering Committee in 2021 to develop a long-term capital program through a series of collaborative meetings.
The goal of the Bond Steering Committee was to ensure every student in every school in Klein ISD continues to have access to modern classrooms and innovative programs.
The community-led committee of nearly 100 parents, grandparents, teachers, staff, business, and community leaders from across Klein ISD reviewed financial data, current instructional tools, current capacity challenges, and toured renovations at Lemm Elementary. After months of extensive study, the committee developed comprehensive bond recommendations to reflect the wishes of the Klein ISD community and its taxpayers and presented their report to the Board of Trustees for its consideration.
Since 2004, Klein ISD has grown by nearly 17,000 students, resulting in the construction of 20 additional schools and complete renovations of Lemm Elementary and Klein High School. Klein ISD’s most recent bond in 2015 was completed on time and under budget as a result of efficient fiscal management.
To learn more about the Klein ISD 2022 Bond, visit Klein ISD’s dedicated Bond website, https://www.kleinisdbond.com.
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About Klein ISD
Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas, located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 88 square miles and serves more than 54,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.
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