BOND PROPOSAL


Proposition One

$112,750,000

Replace aging and inefficient air conditioning, heating and roofing across the district

  • Increase efficiencies by replacing components and systems that have exceeded their useful life
  • Every campus will be touched (except River Trails ES which is 10-years-old)

For a campus-by-campus breakdown, click here.

Replace and upgrade technology for students and teachers district-wide

  • Includes student and teacher computers, interactive whiteboards and network infrastructure
  • Short-life Assets (financed 5 to 6 years): Computer replacement and upgrades for students and teachers, interactive whiteboards, projectors and document cameras for all classrooms where appropriate
  • Medium-life Assets (financed 10 to 12 years): Replacement and additional network electronics, servers and upgraded support infrastructure
  • Long-life Assets (financed 25 years): Fiber connecting new buildings or structures

For a campus-by-campus breakdown, click here.

Relocate/Construct a new Career and Technology Center

Current Facility:

  • Building size is approximately 25,000 square feet
  • Originally built in 1971 for 200 students in four programs
  • Today, serves 975 students in 10 programs
  • District turns away approximately 200 students per trimester
  • Airport Freeway expansion will come within 30 feet of front door

Proposed New Facility:

  • Will be located on current site and reconfigured into 2-story concept to fit after highway expansion
  • Building size will be approximately 140,000 square feet
  • Will provide instructional space for various career paths in Animation, Architecture, Audio/Video Production, Automotive Technology, Collision Repair & Refinishing, Computer Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Education, Engineering, Health Science and Law & Public Safety
  • Some Career & Technology classes currently located at Bell and Trinity High Schools will be moved into new facility to increase instructional space at home campuses
  • No new staff will be required

Relocate/Construct a new Auxiliary Services Building

Current Facility:

  • A portion of current facility will be demolished due to Airport Freeway expansion in the next five years
  • Houses maintenance, transportation and child nutrition departments - 524 staff, 100 buses and 90 support vehicles

Proposed New Facility

  • Will be relocated to new site
  • TxDOT has made offers to purchase parts of district properties adjacent to the proposed frontage roads for the Airport Freeway expansion
  • Any funds derived from the sale of district land and facilities will be used to reimburse the costs associated with relocating the facility

 

Proposition Two

$23,745,000


Construct new Activity Centers at Bell High School and Trinity High School

Current Facilities:

  • Current high school facilities built in late 1960’s
  • Back then, district offered fewer than five girls’ sports and fewer than 10 boys’ sports
  • HEB ISD now has 31 athletic teams representing 20 boys’ and 20 girls’ sports
  • Current facilities are overcrowded

Proposed New Facilities:

  • Will be used by a variety of extracurricular activities: band, soccer, baseball, softball, drill team, football, track, tennis, P.E., cheer and color guard
  • Will include locker rooms, showers, weight rooms, laundry facilities, meeting space and storage for multiple programs
  • Will include a 60-yard indoor turf practice field and a full outdoor turf practice field that can both be used year round regardless of weather conditions

Minor renovations to Bell and Trinity High School

  • Renovate vacated spaces by programs moving into new Activity Centers and repurpose for other sports and fine arts programs
  • Expand spaces for athletics at both Bell and Trinity High Schools
  • Repurpose space at Bell HS for expansion of Fine Arts
  • Repurpose space at Trinity HS for drill team and cheerleading
Total Bond Proposal $136,495,000






























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