Northside voters Saturday approved a $992 million bond issue that will allow the District to address much-needed improvements at almost all existing schools.
Of the 34,265 people who voted, 57.35 percent cast yes votes, making it the ninth consecutive bond issue voters have passed since 1995. Voters last passed an $848.9 million bond issue in 2018.
"We are very grateful to all the voters who took the time to learn about the bond proposal and then went to the polls to vote," Superintendent Brian T. Woods said. "The passage of this bond speaks to the confidence that this community has in Northside ISD and means that we can continue to provide a quality learning environment for all students."
Ninety-five percent of NISD's $992 million bond proposal will fund improvements to existing schools. NISD’s enrollment is currently 103,000 students.
School Bond 2022 will fund:
- One new elementary school to help relieve overcrowding in the far west side of the district.
- Major renovations of fine arts facilities, and classroom, gym, and cafeteria replacements
- Upgrades to infrastructure systems like roofing and heating and air-conditioning
- Safety and security projects including fire alarm systems, surveillance cameras, and access controls
- Additional school buses
“The bond campaign has ended and now the work begins to implement this proposal,” Woods said. “As our Northside community expects, we are committed to completing these bond projects on time and on budget.”
“Northside’s history of projecting impact on taxpayers has been very conservative,” said School Board President Karen Freeman. “In the last five bond elections, the projected tax increases never materialized or were considerably less than projected. In fact, NISD’s total tax rate today has actually declined each year since 2019.”