2019 Princeton ISD Bond Election
Princeton ISD has experienced a high rate of growth over the past few years. An additional 507 students in 2018-2019 and more than 600 so far in 2019-2020, has enrollment at more than 5,200 students. Demographic projections call for 6,737 new students over the next 10 years. Voters approved a bond election in May 2019.
The PISD Long Range Planning Committee recommended the Board of Trustees call the $237.4 million bond election to fund these projects:
- Construct 9th-10th center for 1,800 students
- Construct middle school #3 for 1,000 students
- Construct elementary #7 and #8 for 1,430 students
- Purchase property for school sites
With the opening of both Southard Middle School and Lowe Elementary as part of the prior bond election, the high school will soon be over capacity and need relief by 2021. In addition, the new neighborhood developments near Harper and Lowe elementary schools will create overcrowding issues, as well.
“Growth is coming, and we need to be prepared,” said LRPC chairman Stan Fike. “Rooftops are being added daily, and students come with those houses. The LRP committee looked at all possibilities and prioritized the academic needs of our kids. This bond approval will position the district for orderly growth.”