MISD Board of Trustees Calls for $280 Million Bond to Support District Growth, Student Success
The Manor ISD Board of Trustees voted to call for a $280 million bond Wednesday, Aug. 7 to support projected student growth, academics, technology upgrades, and more.
The bond package includes funding for:
• A new elementary school • A new middle school • Expansions to ShadowGlen and Presidential Meadows elementary schools • A performing arts center • Updated furniture and other improvements at campuses older than 3 years • Transportation improvements including new buses and a new transportation facility • District-wide technology infrastructure improvements • District-wide maintenance improvements • District-wide security upgrades including cameras, secure vestibules, and more • Technology upgrades • Land acquisition
“Manor ISD is a fast-growth district, projected to add 2,780 students in four years,” said Superintendent Dr. Royce Avery. “Our goals in outlining these projects were to address student growth as well as aging facilities, student safety, and transportation, among others.”
Approval of the bond is not expected to result in a change to the current tax rate, which is $1.445 per $100 of certified property value. Actual property tax bills are a product of the tax rate and the appraised property value.
The bond proposal is the result of a district-wide planning process that involved parents, staff, and community members. Throughout the summer, a Citizen’s Advisory Committee gathered information on proposals and facility assessments, and evaluated the projects and asked questions of district staff.