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Alvin ISD bond gaining approval

November 7, 2018

With nearly 90 percent of the vote counted, Alvin ISD voters were favoring a $480.5 million bond package, with 67 percent voting in favor. An accompanying measure to prevent an increase in the district’s overall property tax rate with 52 percent approval.

Proposition A, the bond, largely focused on constructing new schools, including two new elementary campuses, two junior high schools and a new high school.

Safety and security measures that would be included in the bond package are upgrades to police department equipment, security cameras, campus fencing, access control and emergency response systems. The district will also acquire land for future school sites and work for aging campuses including replacement for E.C. Mason Elementary School and Alvin Primary School. Harby Junior High School would be expanded and renovated.

Proposition B called for the tax ratification election involving a move in which voters would consider a 13 cent increase in the maintenance-and-operations portion of the tax rate, now $1.04, while authorizing a drop by the same amount in the 41 cent debt service part of the rate.

With approval of both propositions, the current Alvin ISD tax rate of $1.45 per $100 valuation would remain the same.

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