The Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted Wednesday, February 7, to call a bond election for May 6, 2023. The $324,607,052 bond proposal with a no tax rate increase.
The ballot includes a single proposition driven by growth. Jarrell ISD's current enrollment is more than 3,400 students. Enrollment numbers are projected to increase to more than 5,000 by the 2024-25 school year.
The bond proposal includes two new elementary schools, a new middle school, additions and renovations to Jarrell High School for Career and Technical Education and general classroom space, the Ag Barn, Gymnasium, and Fine Arts. The proposal also includes upgrades to the Paw Prints Facility, District Operations Center, enhanced technology infrastructure, security upgrades, land, and additional school buses and white fleet vehicles.
The District will have more information about attending bond presentations in the coming weeks.
Below is information about our 2023 Pre-Bond Committee, including meeting dates and presentations.
- Forty-five people serve on the Committee.
- Thirty-seven of them are parents, community members, and students.
- The remaining eight people are Jarrell ISD staff members.
- The committee's goal is to develop a comprehensive bond package that will meet the needs of our growing community.
They met four times over the next few months:
- Meeting 1: October 13 - Igo Elementary School
- Meeting 2: November 10 - Jarrell Middle School
- Meeting 3: December 8 - Jarrell High School
- Meeting 4: January 12- Jarrell Elementary School
The meetings were 90 minutes long. The committee carefully evaluated our enrollment numbers, bond capacity and tax rate, existing facilities, and additional topics. Ultimately, the committee determined if they should move forward with a bond package. On January 12th, the committee unanimously voted to move forward with a bond package. Below are presentations from previous meetings.
October 13th Presentation
November 10th Presentation
December 8th Presentation
January 12th Presentation