Growth & Investment - Proposition A

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Approximately $232.8 million of Bond 2020 will fund items related to growth and investment in Comal ISD. These items include new schools, campus safety and security, land, buses, and campus infrastructure projects. 
 

The following items are part of Proposition A for Bond 2020:

  • Elementary School #19 to relieve Clear Spring and Freiheit Elementary
  • Elementary School #20 to relieve Morningside and Garden Ridge Elementary
  • Middle School #8 to address growth and relieve Pieper Ranch Middle School
  • The purchase of land for future schools
  • The purchase of 85 buses for growth and replacement of aging vehicles
  • Investment of $7.2 million in safety & security
  • Funds for capital projects to address needs at various existing facilities across Comal ISD. For a complete list of projects in Proposition A, please see the drop-downs by campus below.

Proposition A Projects

  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • Classroom HVAC Replacements
  • HVAC Controller Update
  • Ceiling Grids/LED Upgrade
  • ADA Path to Upper Playground
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fence
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • ADA Path to Upper Playground
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • Perimeter Drainage
  • Replace Gym Flooring
  • Update Fire Panel
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fence
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Ceiling Grids/LED Upgrade
  • Phase 1 HVAC Replacement
  • HVAC Controller Update
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • HVAC - Add Controllers - Exhaust Fans
  • HVAC Controller Update
  • LED Parking Lot Lights/Add Additional Lighting
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Phase I Dance Classroom
  • Exterior Finishes - Door Jambs
  • Interior Finishes - Corridors
  • Interior Finishes - Classrooms
  • Update Fire Panel
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • HVAC Controller Update
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Plumbing Fixture Update
  • RCES Transportation Parking/Lighting/Sidewalk
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Playground Renovation
  • GFES Phase IV - Convert 400/500 Wings to CW
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • Update Fire Panel
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • Roofings/Removal of Cisterns/Rooftop Gardens/Capstone
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • NW Corner Drainage/Retaining Wall
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • Concrete Path to City
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • Roofing/Removal of Cisterns/Rooftop Gardens/Capstone
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Interior LED Replacement/Ceiling Grid
  • Phase II HVAC - Conversion to Chilled Water System
  • Interior Finishes - Door Jambs
  • Exterior Finishes - Door Jambs
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • Replace Gym Flooring
  • HVAC Controller Update
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Phase I HVAC - Replace Split System
  • HVAC Legacy Controllers
  • Roof Replacement
  • Concrete Parking Lot/Spring Remediation
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • HVAC Controller Update
  • Update Fire Panel
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • HVAC - Competition Gym Reheat
  • HVAC Controller Update
  • Update Fire Panel
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Bleacher Replacement
  • HVAC Controller Update
  • Update Fire Panel
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting
  • Rubberized Playground Surfaces
  • Artificial Turf on Auxiliary Playground
  • LED Parking Lot Lights
  • LED Wall Packs
  • Perimeter Fence
  • Interior Fencing
  • Glass Hardening/Tinting

Proposition A FAQs

Senate Bill 30, which was passed in the most recent legislative session, requires certain types of projects to be broken out into separate propositions. Because of this, the following purposes are required by law to be stated in separate propositions on the ballot:
  • 1) The construction, acquisition, or equipment of a stadium with seating capacity for more than 1,000 spectators;​
  • (2) The construction, acquisition, or equipment of a natatorium;​
  • (3) The construction, acquisition, or equipment of another recreational facility other than a gymnasium, playground, or play area; ​
  • (4) The construction, acquisition, or equipment of a performing arts facility;​
  • (5) The construction, acquisition, or equipment of housing for teachers; and​
  • (6) An acquisition or update of technology equipment, other than equipment used for school security purposes or technology infrastructure integral to the construction of a facility.
Elementary #19 will provide relief for both Clear Spring and Freiheit Elementary. The district currently owns land south of IH-35 on 46.
 
Elementary #20 will provide relief for both Morningside and Garden Ridge Elementary. The district currently owns land across from Danville Middle School on Hubertus Road.
The student capacity of both Elementary #19 and #20 will be 850 students.
Both Elementary #19 and #20 will open with Pre-K through 5th grade.
Both elementary school #19 and #20 will open Aug. 2022.
Middle School #8 will provide relief for Pieper Ranch Middle School.
Middle School #8 will be designed for 1,150 students.
Yes, Middle School #8 will open will grades 6th, 7th and 8th.
The district currently owns land for this location near 281 and FM 1863.
This bond will fund several projects at existing facilities in the areas of campus safety, campus reinvestment and campus infrastructure. For a complete list of existing facilities projects listed in Bond 2020 please see the drop-downs listed above.

While some routine maintenance is funded by the operations budget, there are not enough funds available to take care of all the facility projects without diverting funds from other areas such as compensation, programs, or increasing class sizes.

Currently we monitor the age of equipment, the number of repairs to the equipment with in-house labor, contract costs, and finally what is happening with the equipment during preventative maintenance inspection.
Capital expenditures are the cost of purchasing and/or constructing assets that have a useful life that extends over multiple years. Bond proceeds are used to fund capital expenditures such as construction, acquisition and equipping of facilities. Operational expenditures are daily operating costs such as payroll, services and supplies to operate the district.