2023 Bond Exploration
Welcome to La Porte ISD’s 2023 Bond Exploration page.
We want our students to have an advantage in life through a cutting-edge, world-class education system, and we are exploring program expansions to accomplish that mission. For example, we would like to broaden our STEM program to include all elementary students. Why? Quite simply, STEM careers are the future workforce, and providing our elementary students with a strong foundation would lead to more advanced STEM learning as they reach junior high and high school.
Though we get as much lifespan as possible from things such as school buses and chillers (climate control), there comes a time when they need to be replaced. Along those lines, we are in need of numerous infrastructural updates, preventative maintenance projects and replacements – things like student laptops, playground equipment, fine arts uniforms and instruments, and yes, chillers and school buses. All of these needs would have to be paid for through bond funds because school districts generally don’t receive enough traditional funding to cover such large-scale capital projects.
Several of our neighboring school districts have recently called for and passed bond elections. This is important to know because we live in a highly competitive world—parents have choices for where they will live and send their child to school, and sometimes those choices are centered on our ability to offer world-class education for students in a safe and healthy learning environment.
Questions? Comments? Please send us an email.
- What is a bond?
- How can bonds be used?
- Why is La Porte ISD exploring a potential bond?
- When was the last bond?
- Who is involved in exploring a potential bond election?
- What are some of the projects the committee is considering so far?
- How will you share more information about a bond and any projects included if the Board of Trustees decides to call the election?
- What is La Porte ISD’s tax rate?
- How would a bond election affect my taxes?
- Why do school bond ballots say “this will be a tax increase” even when the school district has said it won’t increase the tax rate?
- What about my property values?
- If my tax bill is higher, why isn’t the district receiving more money?
- What if I’m 65-years old or older and receive the “senior citizen exemption” and my home values go up? Would my school taxes go up?
- Is there any other way to pay for these kinds of projects?
- Fund Balance