Voters approve 3 bond propositions

   Alief ISD voters recently approved three of the district’s four propositions totaling $541.7 million during the August Board Workshop.

   The workshop took place virtually and members spent many hours of their time, exploring information, taking virtual tours, and making deliberations regarding the benefit of each proposition.

   The four propositions are propositions A, B, C and D

   Proposition A includes funding for safety and security, new buses, rebuilding two elementary schools, a new agricultural science center, fine arts, Career and Technology Education (CTE) equipment, and district-wide modernization. It was the largest of the four propositions costing $482.4 million, passing by a 60.7% margin, and the largest proposition in Alief ISD history. 

   Proposition B includes resurfacing and rebuilding district tennis courts and ball fields, scoreboards, turf, and dugouts replacements. It totaled $9.1 million and passed by a 50.3% margin among the voters.   

   Proposition C includes a new playing surface and track, a new video scoreboard, and a renovated press box at Crump Stadium. It also included locker room renovations and miscellaneous renovations but was defeated by a 52.9% margin and will not be taking effect. The proposition totaled $19.4 million and would have helped renovated Crump Stadium which has undergone minimal renovations since it was built in 1974. 

   Proposition D includes updating campus inventories, student and teacher devices as well as online teaching devices. It will also implement a strategic replacement cycle and passed by a 57.6% margin. The proposition totaled $30.6 million. 

   The bond election these propositions were suggested in was Alief ISD’s first bond election since 2015 and the second since 2003. It is also the largest proposition in Alief ISD history and will improve student and staff safety, technology upgrades, Career and Technology Education (CTE), rebuild Youens and Chambers Elementary Schools.

   It will also allow Alief ISD to continue to be the Top Workplace in the Houston Chronicle Workplace as it has been for six consecutive years and improve district-wide morale.