Business Groups Back LCISD Bond Package

November 02, 2017
Business Groups Back LCISD Bond Package

The Fort Bend Economic Development Council (EDC) along with three area chambers are backing a $445.4 million bond package proposed by the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (LCISD) on the Nov. 7 ballot.

The EDC, the Central Fort Bend Chamber, the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce passed resolutions supporting the package that will fund a new high school, junior high school and three middle schools as well as technology, athletics, fine arts, transportation, food service upgrades and improvements to existing schools.

The proposed bond package is vital to meeting the needs of the sixth fastest-growing school district in Texas, which serves 43 percent of Fort Bend County. Lamar CISD is projected to add more than 40,000 new single-family homes and over 10,000 multi-family homes over the next decade —with an additional 1,000-plus students projected each year. Eight new-home communities were introduced within district boundaries just last year, including Jordan Ranch and Veranda, both projects of Johnson Development. Two more Johnson communities — Cross Creek Ranch and Willow Creek Farms — also are zoned to LCISD schools.

If approved, the bond package is expected to cost the average homeowner about $8.18 a month at most, but senior citizens would see no increase in taxes.

Read more about the bond package and then get out and make your voice heard through early voting, going on now, or on Election Day Nov. 7.