Bond Election Letter to Parents

February 8, 2022 
Dear Columbus ISD Parents, 
In Monday's meeting, the Columbus ISD Board of Trustees unanimously called for a bond election in the amount of $90,000,000 to be held on May 7, 2022. The bond proposal is a comprehensive plan that addresses aging infrastructure, facilities, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) program needs. It was developed through an in-depth process that included parents, non-parents, district staff, students, community leaders, and business owners. What began as a series of what-if questions became a plan for the future of our district. This bond proposes rebuilding Columbus High School, which was built in 1965, at its current site. It includes a CTE addition to expand our program offerings. This bond also proposes rebuilding the 5th grade wing of Columbus Elementary School, the oldest portion of the school built in 1953, and making other improvements to the campus. Finally, the bond proposes making some much needed improvements to Columbus Junior High School based on a recent Facilities Assessment. All design and construction plans will be made with the goal of preventing any interference with regular school instruction. 
CISD estimates a maximum tax increase of 0.1450 cents which equates to approximately $15.10 a month more for a home valued at $150,000. 
How can you learn more about the bond election? 
•    Attend the community town hall meetings we will be scheduling to present information about the bond
proposition and answer any questions you may have.
•    Visit the district website for details about the planning process, proposed projects, tax information, and more. Information will be added there as soon as possible.
•    Look for information sent home with your student containing more details about the bond proposal.
We will also share more details of the bond package and voting dates with you through our regular parent communication methods. It's important to me that you're well informed and have the information you need to be an educated voter. Please contact me if you have any questions. 
Sincerely,
Jim Connor
Superintendent of Schools