BISD bond and tax propositions explained
BURLESON – Burleson ISD voters will consider two propositions on the May ballot. Both measures must pass for building projects to be completed.
Proposition 1 is a bond election. The district is hoping to borrow money in the form of bonds to finance design and construction of facility upgrades.
With growth projected to increase 21 percent in the next 10 years, BISD is looking for support for a building plan recommended by a 60-member team comprised of parents, grandparents, business and civic leaders, and educators.
Expansion, upgrades and renovations in the bond package include:
• Hughes Middle School – Updates, renovations, and expansions to accommodate growth and increase capacity for fine arts and athletics.
• Kerr Middle School – A replacement campus to be built on property owned by the district. Portions of the existing middle school that provide the best value will be renovated, while those no longer financially feasible will be removed.
• Burleson High School – Multipurpose indoor facility to be built. Collaboration areas added for academic opportunities.
Proposition 2 is a Tax Ratification Election (TRE). TRE funds provide additional M&O dollars for capital projects and routine maintenance of facilities.
The financial impact to homeowners is a projected monthly cost of $14.74 on the average priced home in Burleson ISD ($161,050). This is for homeowners who have applied for and received the homestead exemption.
For more information on the bond election or the TRE, log on to www.burlesonisdbondtre.net.