Voters approve all 3 propositions in $1.26B Fort Bend ISD bond | Fort Bend Economic Development Council

Voters supported all three propositions in the $1.26B Fort Bend ISD bond on May 6.

Proposition A, which included $1.18 billion for construction, security and other projects including a new elementary and new middle school, received 12,398 votes, or 65.66% of the vote, in favor of the measure and 6,484, or 34.34% against.

Proposition B, for $52.5 million in computer upgrades, received 12,560 votes, or 66.62% of the vote, and 6.292 votes, or 33.38% opposing the measure.

Proposition C, for $22.9 million for a new natatorium, was endorsed with 10,663 votes, or 56.67% of the vote, while 8,154, or 43.33% of voters opposed it.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

"We're just excited about the community support for the schools and think this sends a huge message that our schools are very respected and they are excited about the direction we're going,” Superintendent Christie Whitebeck said after initial election resulted were announced on May 6. “So we're thrilled."

She said the district will proceed to plan for its next steps immediately.

“The next steps are to work with the board on strategic planning and vision for like the next eight to 10 years, and where we see ourselves and Fort Bend going,” she said. “We're actually working on engaging in that within the next week and looking for the right leadership to take us through that process with our community. So, lots and lots of good things ahead but also continuing to the programs and the things that we already have in place while we put this bond in movement."

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