Bond is Largest in History
Houston ISD school leaders approve a sizeable bond to head to the voters in November. It’s the largest school bond package in recent Texas history.
The school board voted to send a $1.9 billion bond issue that would makeover or rebuild most of the district’s oldest schools and upgrade campus technology.
Meanwhile community activists are bashing the district for not being transparent enough. Critics like Reverand James Nash of the African American Forum are worried kids will get short changed.
"I will not support this bond until I find out it's going to use to save our children," said Nash.
The plan calls for phasing in a tax rate increase. It is expected to cost the owner of a $200,000 home an extra $70 a year in 2017.