The Channelview ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to call a $195.4 million bond election, the District’s first in 10 years, which was held on May 4, 2019. The bond proposal was developed and recommended by the Citizens’ Bond Planning Committee (CBPC), a diverse group of CISD parents, staff, local citizens, and community leaders. The committee was tasked with studying and prioritizing the district needs over the course of 4 months to develop a long-range plan.
The Citizens’ Bond Planning Committee: STUDIED DISTRICT & FACILITY NEEDS Campuses and facilities were evaluated based on current conditions, standards and codes, enrollment projections, and Department presentations. TOURED CAMPUSES Each meeting was held at a different campus and included a tour of the facility and an opportunity to hear from Campus Principals. GATHERED & ANALYZED INFORMATION The committee reviewed a variety of information and resources including potential projects, bond scenarios, cost analyses, and tax impact. REACHED CONSENSUS & MADE RECOMMENDATION After months of meeting, the Committee reached a consensus and made a recommendation to the Channelview ISD Board of Trustees to call a $195.4 million Bond Election for the proposed projects.
There has been continued growth in Channelview ISD and the planned expansion in Rancho Verde will bring over 620 new homes, creating more new student growth. CHS/Kolarik is already at its capacity and, within the next 5 years, almost every CISD elementary is projected to be over capacity.