Multimillion-dollar bond packages approved for Houston-area school districts (Source: Houston Business Journal)

By Jen Para

On May 5, Houston-area residents went to the polls to elect local officials to lead city governments and schools. Multimillion-dollar bond packages for at least two school districts were also on the ballots to fund projects that will help accommodate the districts' growing student populations.

Voters approved a $575 million bond package for Humble Independent School District and a $200 million bond package for New Caney Independent School District, according to multiple reports. Both districts citied a burgeoning student body and the need to build new facilities or expand current ones.

  • Build a third high school to accommodate 1,350 students. Eventually, it will expand to accommodate 2,250 students.
  • Replace Keefer Crossing Middle School and Porter Elementary School.
  • Expand Woodridge Forest Middle school.

The district recently approved a long-term plan identifying additional upgrades and expansions for the next 10 years. Last year, it selected LAN to conduct a five-year facilities condition assessment, develop construction design standards and complete a long-range facilities plan, according to New Caney ISD’s website.

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