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Ending the Year With Assessments and Bond Proposal
04/10/2018
We are heading toward our last six weeks of school, and it is the busiest time for everyone. Amidst the extracurricular activities and programs, we have STAAR assessments. I know that students and staff have been preparing for testing season all year, so it’s time for everyone to take a deep breath, relax and show what you know.

 

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I’m sure you are aware that the community will have an opportunity to vote on Goose Creek CISD’s 2018 Bond in an election May 5th at the Goose Creek Administration Building. Early voting begins April 23rd at various campuses. Please check our website at www.gccisd.net for voting locations and times. Some of the major projects include two new elementary schools to address growth on the north side of the district as well as a replacement school for the aging San Jacinto Elementary that would provide a 21st Century learning environment for our students in compliance with ADA standards. Junior School #6 is also a proposed construction project, which would alleviate overcrowding at our junior schools.

 

Through a demographic study by Population and Survey Analysts (PASA), it was determined that our district would add approximately 8,000 homes and 3,000 students in the next decade, so passing this 2018 Bond would help us prepare for the expected growth in addition to the growth we are already experiencing. We thank our Citizens Facilities Planning Committee, comprised of community members for their time and effort in identifying needs throughout our district and making recommendations to our Board of Trustees. There are many other items on the bond referendum, including safety and security; technology; transportation; mechanical, electrical and plumbing as well as other construction projects. For more information, please visit our website.

 

Proposition One of the 2018 Bond includes all bond projects except a multipurpose center, which is the only item in Proposition Two The multipurpose center would be used for graduations, convocations, proms, basketball tournaments, dance/cheer competitions, robotics competitions, trade shows, banquets, large meeting and district office space. Please remember that the tax increase for homeowners for this $437,405 million bond would be approximately $120 per year or $10 per month based on a taxable home valued at $100,000. Senior citizens would experience no tax increase.

 

I encourage you to read the information you will receive about the 2018 Bond in the next few weeks so that you can make an informed decision when you vote, either at an early voting location or at the Goose Creek CISD Administration Building May 5th.

 

Thanks for your continued support of Goose Creek CISD. If you have not had a chance to visit some of our campuses, I hope you will do so. I am excited about the good things going on all over our district every day, and I am proud to be the superintendent of this ever-growing, innovative school district.

 


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