The Bryan ISD Board of Trustees called a $175,000,000 Bond Election at their meeting on January 21, 2020.
An election will take place on Saturday, May 2. If approved, the bond will focus on the areas of Safety and Security, New Construction and Additions, Priority Maintenance, Fine Arts Improvements and Land Purchase.
The bond will raise the tax rate less than a penny, at 0.00875 or .875 of a cent. Bryan ISD has lowered the tax rate by eight cents over the last two and a half years. Taxes are frozen for citizens 65 years of age and older, and their taxes will not increase if the bond is approved. For more information, please visit the 2020 Bond page.
The 2020 Bond proposal is part of an innovative two-phase bond. Voters approved $12 million during an election in May 2019
. This bond did not increase the tax rate and allows Bryan ISD to take care of immediate needs related to safety/security, transportation, Career & Technical Education, roofing and maintenance. A Bond Oversight Committee is now in place overseeing the progress of this bond construction.
For the 2020 Bond proposal, a steering committee composed of parents, community members, students, teachers, staff, school board members and administrators looked at the district's current needs and analyzed upcoming input from all stakeholder groups including students, parents, staff and the community. The input collected by the steering committee drove the 2020 Bond recommendation to the district administration and the board of trustees.
Both the May 2019 Bond and a potential May 2020 Bond will be conducted through a Bond Oversight Committee.
Both bonds will be conducted with full transparency, with all projects listed here on the Bryan ISD website, including progress updates and notifications of any changes to the original proposal.