The CFISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved calling a bond election for May 4, 2019, during its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 11. The $1,762,000,000 bond package, as recommended by a community long-range planning committee, is anticipated to meet the following needs for CFISD through the year 2025: instructional and support facilities; safety and security; transportation; technology; and facilities renovations and additions.
Opening as CFISD’s fifth middle school in 1983, Watkins Middle School was among the campuses to open the 2017-2018 school year with new upgrades, features and sense of pride among its students, staff and community.
CFISD’s growth along its western edge has resulted in most of the newer projects being constructed in areas closer to the Grand Parkway.
The $1.2 billion Bond package passed in 2014 saw upgrades in all corners of CFISD.
Some safety and security upgrades funded by the 2014 Bond are more visible than others, but each has the same mission.
Thanks in large part to voter-approved Bond packages – the most recent passing in 2014 – CFISD has been able to construct new schools and facilities to accommodate the district’s rapid growth.
In helping some of its youngest students as they begin their educational journey, CFISD and community supporters did just that with the construction of Hoover Elementary School, which was made possible by bond funds at a cost of
CFISD’s long-standing excellence in track and field should not only remain but likely even improve in the future thanks to improvements in facilities at the district’s secondary campuses made possible by bond funds.
With a large number of CFISD students attached to the performing arts, the $1.2 billion Bond passed in 2014 had its reach for those in addition to other groups and departments encompassing the third-largest school district in the state.
With the third-largest school district in the state and significant growth in its 187 square miles – 40 of CFISD’s 91 campuses have been built since 2000 – administrators and leaders have worked to stay ahead of issues that come from increased size.
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is growing along its western edge, and with that has come new schools to keep up with the current and projected population increase.
Security isn’t a one-stop shop or simple, instead functioning at its best with multiple layers and protocols.
Bane Elementary School (5805 Kaiser Street) was one of four CFISD elementary schools to receive major renovations and additions completed for the 2017-2018 school year thanks to a $1.2 billion Bond voted for in 2014.
Helping transform both the teaching and learning processes, the more than 4,600 Promethean ActivPanels installed throughout CFISD classrooms are a prime example of the major instructional technology upgrades already completed or coming thanks to the 2014 Bond program.
Adam Elementary School (11303 Honey Grove Lane) was one of four CFISD campuses to receive major renovations and additions completed for the 2017-2018 school year thanks to a $1.2 billion bond voted for in 2014.
Being proactive can make the difference in keeping campuses and school facilities safe and secure, and that’s one of the steps CFISD has taken.