Jarrell ISD Bond 2021
On May 1, 2021, voters approved the $113,370,000 million bond.
The bond is broken into two separate propositions.
Proposition A, totaling $111,625,000, is for:
- Construction of a new elementary school
- Expansion of both the middle school and high school
- Expansion of the district transportation facility
- Technology infrastructure upgrades
- Safety and security, including security cameras, access control and exterior lighting throughout the district
- Land for future school sites and design for future facilities
- Athletic improvements at the high school to include baseball and softball turf, covered batting cages, tennis court lighting, and 4 additional tennis courts
- Renovations to preserve the 1916 historic building for district use, such as teacher training, professional development, community education, and community meeting space
Proposition B, in the amount of $1,745,000, is for expansion and improvements to the stadium that would include:
- Additional visitor seating (995 seats)
- Added visitor restrooms
- Sidewalks for access to seating and restrooms
- Improvements for accessibility and ADA compliance
Based on the latest demographic projections from Templeton Demographics, the district is expected to grow by nearly 400 students before the start of next school year and an additional 500 students the following Fall. Due to this rapid growth, Igo Elementary is expected to be over capacity next school year and Jarrell Elementary in the 2022-23 school year. In the next five years, Jarrell ISD is projected to exceed 4,500 students.
The Facilities Planning Committee used this demographic data, along with a variety of other relevant information, like school capacities, aging conditions, district finances and bonding capacity, to develop their recommended bond package. The total of both propositions is $113,370,000 and, if approved, would not result in a tax rate increase. This is possible due to the rapid growth in the community, paying off previous bonds early, and refinancing for better interest rates.