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Fort Bend ISD bond group forms

September 24, 2018

A group of community volunteers chaired by Michael Schiff has joined together to form the “Strong Schools, Strong Community Committee” to help ensure the successful passage of a Nov. 6 Fort Bend Independent School District bond issue.

On Aug. 13, 2018, Fort Bend ISD trustees unanimously called for a $992.6 million bond referendum to be held on Nov. 6, 2018. If approved, these bonds will be used to address capital needs related to new construction, enhance the safety and security of schools across the district, make renovations to address maintenance and adequacy for all schools, as well as provide for the district’s transportation and technology needs.

“The reason I support the Fort Bend ISD Bond package is that the strength of our local public schools is critically important to the core of our community,” said Schiff. “If you invest in a quality education for all our students, they will have more opportunities and choices to find lifelong success and have productive lives. An investment in Fort Bend ISD will address the much needed capital improvements that will impact student’s lives for many years to come.”

The development of this bond follows an extensive Facilities Master Planning process that began in January 2018 to ensure the district is providing the best learning environments and valuable opportunities for each of the 75,000 students to have a rigorous academic foundation and strong character that leads them to develop skills for lifelong success, he said. This bond initiative represents the first of a two-phase, six-year plan to address capital needs of the district, which is expected to serve 85,000 students by the year 2027.

Email strongschoolsfbisd@gmail.com to join the committee’s campaign or for more information.

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