Brownsboro ISD calls for $24 million bond to help renovate academic, athletic facilities

“They are the highest priority needs across the district, and so it’s important that we address those, that we give our kids every opportunity to excel to be co
Published: Aug. 31, 2022 at 3:28 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2022 at 9:03 PM CDT
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BROWNSBORO, Texas (KLTV) - Brownsboro ISD has called for a $24 million bond this November. The bond addresses five different categories to renovate academic and athletic areas of the campus.

The first two are to add classrooms for Career and Technology Education, specifically the agriculture and nursing programs at the high school. Right now, the district has to turn students away from the programs because they do not have enough space. The science building is currently being housed in portable buildings, so this would add classrooms to the school.

With the additional space, superintendent Dr. Keri Hampton said hands-on experience will improve.

“They’re learning about nursing practices with hospital beds, wheelchairs, different aspects of that to be able to go out and have a great career in the nursing field.”

The third category would expand the cafeteria at the junior high school. Right now, they have a need for space for about 150 students.

The fourth category would be to build a new auditorium. The current auditorium has not been renovated since 1956. They will also work to ensure the new auditorium is ADA compliant.

“Our sound booth, you access that through a ladder, and so if we have students that want to be part of our tech crew and be a part of sound and lighting, currently right now that is a challenge for them,” Hampton said.

The final part of the bond would be to resurface the track at the district and improve the track and field settings.

“They are the highest priority needs across the district, and so it’s important that we address those, that we give our kids every opportunity to excel to be competitive. We want to make sure that we’re meeting their needs,” Hampton said.

Brownsboro voters voted against a similar bond proposal in May.

After gathering feedback in May from members of the Facilities Planning Committee as well as from community members, the district added components to the bond.

“We’ve added the track component,” Hampton said. “That was something that our community told us was important and they would like to see addressed, and so we’ve added that component as well as adding additional space for our ag department.”

Homeowners who own a home worth $100,000 would see a monthly increase of $2.70 if the bond passes in November.

Brownsboro voters scan vote on this bond on November 8. If the bond passes, Hampton said the renovations would take about two years to complete.