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Background of Bond 2018

The Texas City ISD Board of Trustees unanimously called for a $136.1 million school bond election for May 5, 2018. This figures includes four new replacement schools and three district-wide initiatives. This action came after a recommendation from the community Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC), made up of more than 70 Texas City-La Marque community members who spent more than 3 months studying current facilities, educational programs and student population.

The FAC recommended replacing the following schools: Guajardo Elementary School (formerly Northside) at a cost of $25.7 million, La Marque Elementary School at a cost of $24.4 million, La Marque Middle School at a cost of $44.5 million and La Marque Primary School at a cost of $24.1 million. In addition, the FAC recommended district-wide improvements for all schools with the following initiatives: safety and security at a cost of $6.5 million, roofs and parking at a cost of $9 million and one computer for every student in grades 7-12 at a cost of $1.9 million.

“I really appreciate the citizens from Texas City and La Marque that dedicated so much of their personal time to this effort,” said Dr. Rodney Cavness, Superintendent of Schools. “It was a big charge to ask them to make recommendations for our district that will impact not just the students now, but in 5, 10 and even 50 years down the road. We had a good representation of parents, grandparents, business owners and community members who faithfully attended meetings and provided input. The group unified for the good of all students and they did a fantastic job.”

Should voters approve the bond referendum, tax payers would see an 8 cent increase on a $100 valuation on the school tax rate. For example, if a home was valued at $100,000, there would be $80 in additional school taxes for the year, which is about $6.67 a month more than what those taxpayers are currently paying in school taxes. However, those who are over 65 or disabled will not be impacted. School district taxes on resident homesteads (except for subsequent improvements) are capped in the year the taxpayer turns 65 years of age and will not increase as a result of this school bond election.The taxpayer must apply for the exemption.The disabled are also able to have their school taxes capped.For more information, call Melissa Tortorici at 409-916-0114.


Informational community meetings were held in March at the Carver Center and Doyle Center and April at the TCISD administrative offices. If you would like to schedule a speaker to present factual information to your group, please call Melissa at the number above.


Notice of Bond Election - EnglishPDF download
Notice of Bond Election - SpanishPDF download

Download Bond Presentation

If you haven't been able to make it to a community meeting, you can view the PowerPoint herePowerPoint download.

Download Bond Flyer

Here's a quick overview of the bond on a two-page flyerPDF download.

Download Bond Financial Analysis

Here's an overview of the outstanding indebtednessPowerPoint download for Texas City ISD that includes former La Marque ISD issued debt.

The District maintains a very strong “AA” rating from Standard and Poor’s and will borrow using the Texas Education Agency’s Permanent School Fund Guarantee which maintains a “AAA” rating (the highest rating possible) that allows the District to borrow at the lowest rates possible.

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