About the Bond
May 8, 2023
More than 5,340 Crowley ISD residents exercised their right to vote in the Crowley ISD Bond 2023 election. Unofficial results from Tarrant and Johnson counties show that the community voted in favor of a $1.04 billion bond package.
The passing of Propositions A and B in the Bond 2023 proposal will allow Crowley ISD to continue to support the student enrollment and housing growth in the community with:
- seven new schools
- safety and security enhancements at all campuses
- inclusive outdoor learning center
- track and field complex
- projects across the district that will benefit every student at every school
The full bond package details and results can be viewed at www.crowleyisdtx.org/bond23.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, our students and the entire Crowley ISD family, I sincerely appreciate the support we have received from our community,” Superintendent Dr. Michael McFarland said. “I’m thankful to the voters for taking time to go to the polls and making your voices heard.”
The 2023 bond package is a community-driven plan developed by a diverse group of more than 40 CISD stakeholders, including parents, grandparents, students, staff and business owners. The Crowley ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously in January to accept the Facility Planning Committee’s recommendation to conduct the bond election.
“We are grateful for our community’s involvement through every step of this important process,” School Board President Dr. La Tonya Woodson-Mayfield said. “Thank you to the diverse planning committee and to the voters who put their trust in Crowley ISD to provide safe spaces and educational facilities for all students.”
The bond package is part of a long-term plan to manage the fast growth in CISD. In the last five years, the district has added 1,200 students and expects enrollment to grow by another 3,000 in the next five years to reach 20,000 students by 2028. The passage of Proposition A allows the district to construct new schools and renovate existing schools to accommodate that growth.
The expanding residential and commercial tax base makes it possible for CISD to pay for this bond program without a tax rate increase because of the growth in assessed property values. Crowley ISD has lowered its tax rate by 23 cents since 2018 and also offers a 10% homestead exemption.
"We are thrilled that two of the three propositions passed, and it is exciting that every campus will benefit from these propositions in some way,” Dr. McFarland said. We have heard the voice of the voters and we will immediately begin prioritizing each project so that we are able to impact as many students as we can as quickly as we can. I look forward to demonstrating to our community that Crowley ISD will use the funds and resources provided to us effectively and efficiently.”
Facility and construction updates will be shared on the district’s website as projects are planned, designed and constructed. A bond oversight committee will also be formed to provide transparency and recommendations as projects are completed.
The Crowley ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to hold a bond election on May 6, 2023.
A diverse planning committee of citizens, community leaders, campus staff, students and parents was formed to study and prioritize the current and future needs of Crowley ISD. The 2023 Bond was based on their recommendation.
This was the first bond election held in Crowley ISD since 2007. The 2023 Bond will fund the construction of new schools, additions and renovations at existing schools, safety enhancements at all campuses and more projects listed below. The total cost of the 2023 Bond is $1,172,472,522 with no tax rate increase.
What's In the Bond?
Prop A - $948,240,217
Approved - 2,854 votes (53.36%) to 2,495 votes (46.64%)
Seven new schools, including three elementary school, one middle school, and a Crowley High School replacement to relieve overcrowding and accommodate for growth
Safety and security enhancements at all campuses, such as upgrades to perimeter fencing, intruder detection systems, security cameras, and exterior door locking hardware to maintain and improve the security of campuses across the district
District-wide facility upgrades at all campuses to include lifecycle replacements and infrastructure improvements (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, flooring and roofing) accessible playgrounds at all elementary schools, fine arts lighting/sound, turf/track replacements, updates to landscaping and exterior finishes and more
District-wide facility additions and renovations to include Crowley Ninth Grade Campus, Deer Creek Elementary, Sycamor Elementary, Meadowcreek Elementary, Crowley Middle School, H.F.Stevens Middle School, North Crowley Ninth Grade Campus, North Crowley High School
New Crowley Collegiate Academy/P-Tech/Global Prep Facility and Bill R. Johnson Career and Technical Education Renovations would include a new building for the Crowley Collegiate Academy (CCA) and renovations to the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center for additional CTE and P-Tech courses
Student Support Hub and Family Resource Center to include new building for Crowley Learning Center alternative school, a student support hub and family resource center for adult education classes and family services
New Satellite Transportation Facility to include satellite parking lot for 100 buses, transportation office and fuel station
New buses to accommodate growth and new routes to reduce ride times for students
Technology Infrastructure Improvements to increase the speed, reliability and security of the network that supports modern learning
Land purchases for future school sites
Prop B - $95,406,485
Approved - 2,782 votes (52.15%) to 2,553 votes (47.85%)
New Inclusive Outdoor Learning Center Designated for Children with Special Needs and Track and Field Complex
Prop C - $128,825,820
Not Approved - 2,740 votes (51.49%) to 2,581 votes (48.51%)
New Performing Arts and Innovative Learning Center located in the city of Crowley on the site of the previous Central Administration Building on Peach Street would include a performance hall, dance studio, art studio, history museum and art gallery in lobby; also would include seven classrooms and one engineering lab for Global Prep, P-Tech, and/or business classes and space to consider other innovative learning courses in the future.