2019 Princeton ISD Bond Election
Princeton ISD has been experiencing a high rate of growth over the past few years. The additional 507 students this year, brings the enrollment to almost 4,929. Demographic projections call for 6,737 new students over the next 10 years. Whether those additional students will be housed in regular classrooms or portable buildings is a decision that will be made by the voters on May 4.
To address this expected growth, the PISD Long Range Planning Committee recommended the Board of Trustees call a $237.4 million bond election. The proposed projects in this bond include:
- 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 next fall 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. Gaining voter approval now, will position the district for orderly growth.”