The seven-member Spring Branch ISD (SBISD) Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Monday, February 7, 2022, to call an $381.6 million bond election to appear on the May 7, 2022 ballot.
The Board is asking voters to consider a proposition that is responsive to the commitment made under the 2017 Bond Program to develop the vision for a world-class Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and the facility improvements needed to move toward that vision. The proposition, if approved, would provide funding to replace the Guthrie Center, SBISD’s central CTE facility; and make classroom, lab and facility improvements at Guthrie’s Agricultural Science Center, four SBISD high schools, six middle schools and two specialty campuses. The bond money would also fund CTE-related technology equipment. Bond funds would also address identified district facility needs including a classroom addition at Valley Oaks Elementary and new building detention and code requirements put into place after Hurricane Harvey.
A separate technology proposition, if approved, would provide funds for devices for secondary students as well as teachers districtwide impacting every district campus.
$366,625,000 includes the following projects:
Career and Technical Education - $290,300,000
- Replace the Guthrie Center, SBISD’s central CTE facility;
- Classroom, lab and facility improvements at Guthrie’s Agricultural Science Center,
- Classroom, lab and facility improvements at four SBISD high schools, six middle schools* and two specialty campuses.
- CTE-related technology
Facilities - $46,000,000
- Additional Classrooms at Valley Oaks Elementary
- New stormwater detention and code requirements put in place after Hurricane Harvey
Technology - $11,225,000
- Audio-visual communication instructional tools
- Technology infrastructure
Bond Plan Administration - $19,100,000
- Bond Administration
- Bond Contingency
$14,975,000 includes the following projects:
Technology - $14,975,000
- Update secondary student devices
- Update teacher devices districtwide
* Landrum Middle School is not included in this proposal as the newly rebuilt campus included CTE educational specifications in the building design.