Midland ISD Bond 2019
Welcome to our Bond 2019 homepage. Midland ISD seeks full transparency during this process. Please explore the pages and check back frequently for updates!The Midland ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved placing a $569 million bond referendum on the November ballot. The last facilities bond was in 2012, which was completed on time, on target, and on budget. Money from the 2012 bond built three new elementary schools, and upgraded school safety, security, and technology on every elementary school campus. The 2019 bond will address capacity, school safety, security, and technology needs at the secondary level and support academic transformation throughout the District.The bond was proposed by the Facility Master Planning Committee. This group of teachers, administrators, parents and community members studied the District's needs for more than a year and a half. The process included touring existing facilities, learning about Midland ISD's history and needs and studying the financial impact of a bond. The Committee also analyzed numerous studies relating to growth and demographics before making the recommendation.Bond projects and related costs
The Board voted to designate the two new comprehensive high school buildings for Midland and Lee, and were in favor of a 20-year time frame to pay off the bond. The two new buildings would become homes for 9th-12th grade Midland and Lee high school students, with the current Lee site becoming home to a third high school.If voters approve the propsed bond, there would be approximately one year of design and community and stakeholder input and two years of construction before the new buildings would open to students.Residents 65-years-old and older would not be impacted by the bond. Their taxes are frozen and cannot exceed that amount if they have applied for and received a homestead exemption with the state of Texas.Early voting runs Oct. 21 to Nov. 1, and Election Day is Nov. 5.