Alief ISD Voters Vote on Bond Propositions in November 2 Election
Alief ISD voters had the opportunity to vote on four bond propositions on November 2, 2021.
Below are the unofficial election results:
This is the district’s first bond election since 2015 and second since 2003.
- Proposition A, which includes funding for Safety and Security, New Buses, rebuilding two existing Elementary Schools, a new Agricultural Science Center, Fine Arts and CTE equipment and district-wide modernization passed by a margin of 3,783 votes to 2,451. Proposition A totaled $482.5 million and was the largest of the four propositions on the ballot and the largest proposition in Alief ISD history.
- Proposition B, which includes resurfacing, rebuilding of the district’s tennis courts, scoreboard replacements throughout the district, dugout replacements, resurfacing of ball fields and turf replacement passed by a vote of 3,115 to 3,069. Proposition B totaled $9.1 million.
- Proposition C, which included a new playing surface and track at Crump Stadium, a new video scoreboard at Crump Stadium, a renovated, modern press box at the stadium, renovation of locker rooms and miscellaneous renovations defeated by a vote of 3,273 to 2,913. Proposition C totaled $19.4 million. Crump Stadium was built in 1974 and undergone only minimal renovations since that time.
- Proposition D, which includes updating campus device inventories, providing student devices, providing teacher devices as well as devices for online testing and a robust strategic replacement cycle passed by a vote of 3,563 to 2,625. Proposition D totaled $30.6 million.
Plans for a potential Bond Referendum began in November 2020 when the Alief ISD Board of Trustees approved the formation of an 88-member Bond Steering Committee. The independent committee began meeting in January and members included parents, teachers, business owners, elected officials, community members and leaders.
After months of presentations, tours and deliberations, the Committee formally made their recommendation to the Board in August. Their recommendation was made after careful consideration of both the needs of the District and the cost to taxpayers.
On August 3, the Board voted to call a Bond Referendum (election) consisting of four propositions totaling $541.7 million on November 2, 2021.
"Thanks to the voters in Alief who voted in the 2021 Bond Referendum election. I am grateful that three of the four propositions passed and the voters saw the need for each item included. It is exciting that every campus will benefit from these propositions in some way. While we are disappointed that all four propositions did not pass, 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,” said Superintendent HD Chambers. “The passage of these referendums would not have been possible without the hard work of the Alief ISD 2021 Bond Steering Committee, led by community member Ed Ryland. These community leaders gave many hours of their time pouring through a tremendous amount of information to ensure that these Bond Referendums meet the need of all Alief ISD students. I look forward to demonstrating to our community that Alief ISD will use the funds and resources provided to us effectively and efficiently”.
Learn About Bond Propositions A, B, C, and D
Bond Proposition A
Bond Proposition B
Bond Proposition C
Jamie Matelske, Alief ISD Tax Assessor 65+ Residents' Message
2021 Bond Information Livestream Video Recording