Bond 2021

Cleburne Independent School District

  • Bond Overview

    In the fall of 2020 the CISD Facility Advisory Committee (FAC), made up of parent and community representatives, engaged in researching and examining the prospect of a future bond referendum to address existing and new facilities in Cleburne ISD. 

    The formation of the FAC stemmed from a unanimous recommendation for new campus grade alignments from the Academic Alignment Advisory Committee (AAAC). The AAAC, a panel of parents, community members, and teachers, presented their recommendation to the CISD Board of Trustees on September 21, following a review of District information and data focused on student learning and social/emotional development in grades 5-8. 

    From September 2020 to January 2021 the Facility Advisory Committee conducted facility tours, research, examination, and deliberations based upon new and existing needs of the District, demographic trends, growth in enrollment, and financial capacity. Following a consensus on proposed projects and long-term facilities plan on January 13th, committee representatives presented their no tax-rate increase bond recommendation to the board of trustees on January 19, 2021.

    The board of trustees unanimously approved the $90.7 million bond referendum for the May 1 election ballot.

    If Approved By Voters, Bond 2021 Will Produce No Tax Rate Increase for CISD Taxpayers.

    If the 2021 Bond is not approved, the existing grade alignment will remain.

Wheat Middle School

  • Wheat Middle School Addition & Renovation

    $46,478,202


    Existing Site Issues

    A.D. Wheat Middle School was originally constructed in 1991. In order to serve Grades 7-8 as recommended by the Academic Alignment Advisory Committee, improvements must be made to the existing facility. Current site issues include a small overall site, poor circulation, parent drop off on the wrong side of the school (students are forced to cross traffic), limited parking, and existing field needs.

    Wheat Proposed Scope of Work

    • New Secured Main Entry
    • Locker Room Addition
    • New Stage
    • New Turf at Competition Field
    • New Practice Field
    • New Visitor Parking
    • New Bus Loop

     

     

     The campus would also receive upgrades to existing technology infrastructure and safety & security improvements.

Smith Intermediate School

  • Smith Intermediate School Addition & Renovation

    $5,871,648


    Existing Site Issues

    Lowell Smith Middle School was originally constructed in 2001. In order to consolidate and serve Grades 5-6 as recommended by the Academic Alignment Advisory Committee, improvements must be made to the existing facility. Current site issues include no secure special education play area and lack of an appropriate play area overall

    Smith Concept

    Proposed Scope of Work

    • Renovated Cafeteria
    • Renovated Serving Line
    • Special Education Renovation
    • Fine Arts Renovation
    • 2nd Floor General Renovations and Restroom Addition
    • Add Stage
    • General Finishes

     The campus would also receive upgrades to existing technology infrastructure and safety & security improvements.

Don Smith PAC

  • Don Smith Performing Arts Center Renovation

    $8,524,399


    The Don Smith Performing Arts Center was originally constructed in 1981. The interior of the facility was not addressed by the 2016 Bond, which provided a new front facade and lobby. The last renovation to the auditorium was in 2008, over 13 years ago. Numerous accessibility issues exist under current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) code, and there is insufficient house lighting, significant HVAC needs, and theatrical sound and lighting needs. 

     

    The Cleburne High School campus would also receive upgrades to existing technology infrastructure and safety & security improvements.

    PAC Concept Proposed Scope of Work

    • Stage Finishes
    • Theatrical Lighting and Sound
    • HVAC System
    • House Lights
    • New Ceiling
    • New Lobby Restrooms
    • Fill in Pit and Expand Thrust Stage

    PAC Concept PAC Concept

District-Wide Safety & Security

  • District-Wide Technology Infrastructure Upgrades and Safety & Security Improvements

    $6,010,000


    Proposed Scope of Work

    • Campus Phone System Upgrades
    • Video Camera System Upgrades
    • Career and Technical Education Labs
    • Wireless/Wired Campus Network (Internet Services)
    • Network Operations (Internet Services)
    • ServersServers

CHS Athletics

  • Cleburne High School & Wheat Middle School Athletic Improvements + Parking

    $22,456,685


    Existing Site Issues

    The Student Activity Center (SAC) at CHS is one of the most-utilized spaces on campus, serving not only athletics, but fine arts, ROTC (coming 2021-22), and other student program activities. With a growing population, the space has become too small for our needs. In addition, the existing location presents numerous safety concerns, there is an inadequate number of practice fields and parking, and Varsity & JV sports cannot practice at the same time in bad weather due to space.

    Proposed Scope of WorkSAC

    New Student Activity Center, improve student access, and new tennis center at Wheat:

    • Remove Existing Student Activity Center
    • New Concrete Drive & Parking for Safer Student Access
    • New climate-controlled SAC with regulation turf field (100 yds. vs current 50 yds.) LED lighting, and curtain divider to accommodate various programs. 
    • Six (6) new concrete tennis courts at Wheat MS, with new fencing, windscreens, and LED lighting. 

District-Wide Technology Devices

  • District-Wide Technology Devices

    $1,390,000

     


    Proposed Scope of Work

    • Campus & Teacher Laptops
    • Classroom Instructional Technology

     Teaching Laptops

     

     

Proposed Projects

      • Ballot Propositions The Bond Will Be Presented In Three Separate Propositions On The Ballot
      • $66,884,249 Wheat, Smith, Don Smith PAC, Technology Infrastructure Upgrades, & District-Wide Safety & Security Improvements
      • $22,456,685 CHS & Wheat Athletic Improvements + Parking
      • $1,390,000 District-Wide Technology Devices
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