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Bond 2022

The Texas City ISD Board of Trustees unanimously called for a $158.6 million school bond election to be held on November 8, 2022. This figure includes two new replacement schools, a new Ag barn, a STEM/Robotics Center and new La Marque stadium, district-wide initiatives in safety and security, plus renovations for Texas City High School athletics, fine arts and career tech programs. This action came after a recommendation from the community Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC), which was made up of more than 50 Texas City-La Marque community members. This committee spent more than 3 months studying current facilities, educational programs, student population and the district's long-range facilities plan.

The FAC recommended replacing the following buildings: La Marque High School at a cost of $79.9 million, Calvin Vincent Early Childhood Learning Center at a cost of $37 million and a new Ag Barn at a cost of $7 million. In addition, the FAC recommended district-wide initiatives: safety and security at a cost of $1.3 million and STEM/Robotics Center at a cost of $1.3 million. Other recommendations include: new La Marque High School stadium at a cost of $21.7 million, Texas City High School stadium renovations at a cost of $5.7 million, Texas City High School fine arts improvements at a cost of $2.2 million and Texas City High School career tech labs at a cost of $2 million.

"We started this process by asking our educators what we want educational programming to look like for our students," said Superintendent Dr. Melissa Duarte. "Then we had to make sure we had facilities that support the academic goals for our students. We are so grateful to the men and women who have been dedicating months to this process for the betterment of our students, our teachers, our schools and our community overall."

Should voters approve the bond referendum, taxpayers should not see an additional tax rate increase.  “We are in a unique situation because the maintenance and operations tax rate is decreasing, offsetting a recent increase in the debt service tax rate,” said Margaret Lee, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations.

Informational community meetings will be held to communicate facts about the projects. If you would like to schedule a speaker to present factual information to your group, please call Melissa Tortorici at 409-916-0114. 

The District maintains a very strong “AA” rating from S&P Global Ratings and it is anticipated that any bonds issued will be guaranteed by the Texas Education Agency’s Permanent School Fund Guarantee, which maintains a “AAA” rating (the highest rating possible), resulting in favorable interest rates on the District's bonds.

Public Informational Meetings

Graphic promoting a public meeting for the 2022 bond election

Texas City ISD will share facts about the Texas City ISD Bond Election at three different community meetings for the public. Each meeting will offer the same information. Please plan to attend one that is most convenient for you. If you would like to schedule a presentation for a group, please email mtortorici@tcisd.org.

Meeting #1 Oct. 3 at Showboat Pavilion in Texas City at 6 p.m. The Showboat is located at 416 6th Street.

Meeting #2 Oct. 10 in the Captain's Room at the Nessler Center in Texas City at 6 p.m. The Nessler Center is located at 1700 5th Avenue N.

Meeting #3 Oct. 24 in Council Chambers at the City of La Marque at 6 p.m. The Council Chambers are located at 1111 Bayou Road, Suite I

Propositions

There will be two propositions placed on the ballot for voters. Proposition A consists of projects related to general school facilities. Proposition B consists of projects related to stadium projects. 

By law, general school facility projects and stadium projects cannot be under the same proposition. 

Pie chart describing the percent for each project

Description of the pie chart graphic for the visually impaired: The proposed bond is $158.6 million. 74% represents new replacement campuses; 17% represents new and renovated sports facilities; 4% represents a new agriculture bond; 3% represents existing facility improvements; 1% represents safety and security; and 1% represents a new STEM/Robotics Center. 

83% of the expenses are in Proposition A and 17% of the expenses are in Proposition B.

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Architectural rendering of what a classroom could look like at new early childhood learning center; zoo themed

This is an architectural rendering of what a themed classroom could look like at a new early childhood learning center.

Architectural rendering of what a new ag barn could look like

This is an architectural rendering of what the exterior of a new agriculuture center could look like.

Architectural exterior rendering of a new La Marque High School campus

This is an architectural rendering of what the exterior of a new La Marque High School could look like.

graphic design of architectural rendering of what a new STEM/Robotics Center could look like

This is an architectural rendering of what a new STEM/Robotics Center could look like.

Graphic image promoted November 8th as election day with early voting Oct. 24-Nov. 4 and last day to register as Oct. 11th

Election Day is November 8, 2022. Vote early Oct. 24 through Nov. 4. Last day to register to vote is Oct. 11.