The Salado ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to call a bond election to be held on May 5, 2018.
A Long Range Facilities Planning Committee (LRFPC), comprised of a cross-section of 58 people including parents, community members, district staff, and business owners, was formed to study and assess the needs of the District. Development of the plans for this bond package involved an in-depth process of information gathering, research, campus tours, and prioritization by the LRFPC.
The bond addresses aging facilities, safety and security, growth, and athletic and extracurricular facilities. It serves as the first step in the district’s long range facilities plan.
The estimated maximum tax impact of the bond is 31.62 cents for a total tax rate of $1.54 per $100 of taxable value. For the average SISD appraised home value of $238,848, this represents an increase of $56.34 per month.
Voters 65 and Over
According to existing state law, the dollar amount of school taxes imposed on the residence homestead of a person 65 years of age or older are frozen at the amount paid in the first year after the person turned 65 and cannot be increased unless significant improvements are made to the home.
Safety and Growth: $42,000,000
Thomas Arnold Elementary
•Connect the kindergarten/1st grade building and gymnasium to the main building to eliminate multiple access points.
New Middle School
•Serving grades 6-8 and built on district-owned property adjacent to the existing high school
•584 initial student capacity with ability to add classrooms as the district grows
•Core spaces such as, library, cafeteria and gymnasiums built to accommodate full capacity of 684 students
•Grades PK-5 will remain on Thomas Arnold Road and will be distributed amongst the existing facilities to address the current overcrowding and accommodate the projected growth
Athletic and Extracurricular Facilities: $7,400,000
•Improvements to the existing stadium to include new concessions, new restrooms, additional seating and turf field
•New baseball and softball facilities built between the existing high school and the proposed new middle school
Early Voting: April 23 – May 1, 2018
Election Day: Saturday, May 5, 2018
We will be scheduling community meetings to present information about the bond proposition and answer any questions you may have.
In addition to the community meetings, we will share more details of the bond package with you in our parent communications and a dedicated bond website located at www.sisdbond.org. It’s important to me that you’re well informed and have the information you need to be an educated voter.