SCUCISD proposed bond calls for new schools, renovations

Bond could be on May ballot

Author: Myra Arthur, Reporter, Anchor, marthur@ksat.com
Published On: Jan 30 2013 09:22:21 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 31 2013 02:39:20 PM CST
CIBOLO, Texas -

Residents in Schertz, Cibolo and Universal City had a chance to ask questions about a potentially $251 million school bond package Wednesday evening during a Community Advisory Committee meeting at Dobie Junior High.

Projects being considered for the bond package include building two elementary schools, a new intermediate and junior high as well as renovating some existing schools, among other projects.

Superintendent Dr. Greg Gibson said the board could ask voters to approve the entire amount for all the projects or it could vote to include just some of the projects.

The estimated cost to homeowners in the district would be $45 to $60 annually.

Homeowners over 65-years-old would not be impacted.

SCUISD says that 9 out of its 14 schools are currently overcrowded. The district estimates that student enrollment will increase by over 500 next year and by roughly 2,900 in the next five years.

The school board could vote on the bond on February 21, but additional public information meetings are scheduled prior to that.

Click here for scheduled meeting information and more on the proposed projects.  

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