What is a school bond election?
A bond election is a vehicle to raise funds to build and maintain school facilities and associated infrastructure. A successful bond election grants school leaders permission to sell bonds to investors, which generates the funding for construction. Investors are paid interest over the life of the investment.
Public schools rely on the support of local taxpayers to fund the operations and facilities of the school district.
Similar to homeowners borrowing money in the form of a mortgage, a school district borrows to finance the design, construction, expansion, and renovations of schools and facilities.
Voters must approve these funds through a bond election.
What is the district's current tax rate and how will the bond impact my taxes?
What is the district’s current fiscal health and bond status?
When was the last bond referendum? How were those bond funds expended?
What is the physical status of our high school?
|Summary of Facility Condition Findings|
Gym - Gold
|Gym - Competition||3+||Good|
|Martha Luigi Auditorium||41+||Good|
|Classrooms - Science||10+||Good|
|Commons - Cafeteria||20+||Fair|
|CTE - Welding Classrooms||17+||Fair|
|CTE - Culinary Wing||44+||Fair|
|Classrooms - East Hall B||52+||Fair|
|Classrooms - Math & English||60+||Poor|
|Classrooms - East Hall A, C, D||60+||Poor|
|Classrooms - Special Education||46+||Poor|
|Band Hall / Choir / Art / ISS Area||60+||Poor|
|Gym - Green & Locker Rooms||67+||Poor|
|Gym - Echo / Girls Weight Room||56+||Poor|
|Athletic Training Room||46+||Poor|
Which is better…to build or to renovate? Can existing schools be reconfigured to create more space?
What is included in the Aransas County ISD 2022 Bond proposal?
The Bond 2022 proposal includes:
Rockport-Fulton High School 48.6M
- 75,000 square-foot Classroom Additions including Fine Arts
- 15,000 square-foot Locker Rooms/Training Room/Classrooms
- Baseball/Softball/Tennis complex improvements (lighting, restrooms, concessions & seating)
- Traffic & Parking Improvements
Fulton Learning Center 14.1M
- 23,000 square-foot Classroom (9) Addition including Gym
- 5,200 square-foot Expanded Kitchen
- Outdoor Learning Allowance
Rockport-Fulton Middle School 1M+
- 3,000 square-foot Major Renovation: Infill Courtyard & expand Library
Priority Maintenance for all campus buildings 2.3M+
- Playground Access Improvement
- HVAC Upgrades/ Replacements/ System Testing & Balancing
- Mechanical Controls Upgrades; Access Control Systems Upgrades
- New/Additional Security Cameras and Updates
- Exterior Wall Repairs
When is the Aransas County ISD Bond Election?
The bond election has been called for Saturday, May 7, 2022. Taxpayers may vote during the following times:
Who is qualified to vote in the Aransas County ISD Bond Election?
Are Senior Citizens exempt from any taxes? I’m 65, will this affect my taxes?
When will the projects be completed?
Where will students be during the construction process?
Students will be housed on the current campuses during the construction process.
Can ACISD employees attend bond rallies outside of their scheduled workday?
Can ACISD employees endorse the bond outside of their scheduled workday?
Yes, District employees may endorse or oppose the bond outside of their scheduled workday.
How can a district stakeholder (parent/family members/taxpayer/student) provide feedback?
Stakeholder feedback and questions can be submitted here.
Need more information about the Bond 2022?