BISD’s Board Names 2018 Bond Oversight Committee

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During the 2018 Bond campaign, the Board expressed its intent to implement additional procedures to ensure that all Bond dollars are spent on the 2018 Bond projects identified in the election. 

The Committee is comprised of community members who will be advisory in nature and will meet at least quarterly. Their primary duties will be to review the progress of the construction and the expenditures associated with each project. The Committee’s quarterly reports to the Board will be posted online. 

“The Board appreciates these community volunteers who desire to partner with the District to ensure the 2018 bond funds are spent as promised and in a manner that is wise and efficient,” Board President Ralph Kunkel stated. 

Committee members are:  

  • Alison Ames 
  • Michael Gist 
  • Travis Malone 
  • Kathryn Rotter 
  • Tommy Stamps 
  • Kristen Wheeler 
  • Chris Zimmer 

Questions for the Bond Oversight Committee may be emailed to bond18@birdvilleschools.net

BISD’s Bond18 Sale

Birdville Independent School District

$154,630,000* Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2019

Denominations: Bonds will be sold in $5,000 increments

Ratings: AAA by S&P and Fitch based upon the Permanent School Fund Guarantee

Anticipated Sale Date*: Retail Offering: Monday, January 14, 2019 Institutional Offering: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Anticipated Settlement Date*: On or about February 7, 2019

Proposed Maturity Schedule*: Interest on the bonds will accrue from February 7, 2019, paying on every February 15th and August 15th beginning August 15th 2019. The bonds are scheduled to mature February 15th 2020 – 2044. The bonds will be subject to redemption prior to maturity at the option of the district.

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Voters approve BISD’s $252.8 million bond package

Thank You for Supporting Our Future

Today, Birdville Independent School District voters approved a $252.8 million bond package. Superintendent Dr. Darrell G. Brown praised the efforts of the Citizen’s Bond Committee, the Birdville Backers, BISD staff and community. “These groups spent countless hours working to educate the community about the bond proposal,” said Brown. “Thank you for your support of the children.”

Voters approved:

Safety & Security

  • Security Vestibules
  • Intercom Systems on All Campuses

Rebuilds

  • Haltom Middle School
  • Richland Middle School
  • Smithfield Elementary School
  • Cheney/Richland Elementary Schools (Partner School)

Repairs/Renovations

  • Smithfield Middle School (Gym/Emergency Storm Shelter, Locker Rooms, Restrooms)
  • Haltom High School (Classroom Enhancements/Auditorium Renovations)
  • HVAC and Roofing Replacements
  • Theater Lighting Upgrades at High Schools

Technology

  • Additional Student/Classroom Technology
  • Teacher/Staff Technology
  • Network Operations/Disaster Recovery Servers and Equipment

With 56 of 69 precincts reporting, 34,691 total voters turned out with 25,329 voting For and 9,362 voting Against the bond package.

With the passage of this bond, the board of trustees has put into place plans for a Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee. This Committee will monitor the progress of the work to assure consistency with the bond program approved by voters. At least four times a year, the Committee will report on the progress to trustees. In addition to the report to trustees, monthly reports will be available for review on the District’s website.

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Trustees call for Nov. 6 bond election

On Aug. 16, Birdville ISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously called for a bond election to be held as part of the general election on Nov. 6. BISD voters are being asked to consider a $252.8 million bond package that was developed with extensive community input by a diverse group of citizens from all parts of the District. The package approved by the Board addresses: safety and security upgrades at every campus; replacing five campuses with four (Haltom Middle School, Richland Middle School, Smithfield Elementary School and Major Cheney Elementary/Richland Elementary [Partner School]); renovations at Smithfield Middle School and Haltom High School; critical repair/renovation needs requiring action in the next three years; and technology upgrades Districtwide. This plan impacts every student, staff member, facility and community served by BISD.

The proposed bond package:

  • Eliminates more than 50 portable classrooms across the District;
  • Provides additional safety and security measures throughout the District;
  • Funds technology upgrades to address instructional needs;
  • Moves from a 5:1 student-to-technology ratio to a 2:1 student-to-technology ratio;
  • Addresses priority repair/renovation needs (requiring action in the next one to three years), roofs and HVAC;
  • Replaces five existing facilities that are more than 60 years old with four new facilities that require less money to operate and maintain. They are: Haltom Middle School, Richland Middle School, Smithfield Elementary School and Major Cheney Elementary/Richland Elementary [Partner School].
  • Will be monitored by a Board-appointed citizen’s bond oversight committee to monitor the scope, timeline and expenditure of bond funds.

If BISD voters approve this bond package, School property tax rates will not increase as a result of this bond proposal.

Election Day is Nov. 6.

For more information visit, bisdbond18.net.