Proposition A of the 2020 bond

Everything located in the first part of the $397.7 million package

The projected student growth for Comal Independent School District is expected to increase more than 6,000 students in five years.
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Comal ISD

The projected student growth for Comal Independent School District is expected to increase more than 6,000 students in five years. https://www.comalisd.org/apps/news/article/1150457

Rebekah Mann, News Editor

Proposition A on the 2020 bond ballot contains elementary schools 19 and 20, middle school eight and funding for busses and land.  As the district continues to grow, the need for more busses to accommodate new neighborhoods and new schools to alleviate crowding has become increasingly more necessary.  The 2020 bond is a $397.7 million package and will be presented to voters on May 2.  Early voting for the bond will be held between April 20-28.

The district determines which new school construction will be on bonds based on demographic projects from Templeton Demographics.  The projected growth leads the decision on which schools will need the most alleviation by the time a new school can be built.  

Elementary school 19 is located to alleviate crowding for both Clear Springs and Freiheit Elementary School, and 20 is meant to provide relief for Morningside and Garden Ridge Elementary.  Along with these, Middle School Eight is located to alleviate Pieper Ranch Middle School, which opened at capacity in 2018.

A recent adoption in Senate Bill 30, or The Community Safety Education Act, has prompted the change in how the 2020 bond ballot is presented to voters.  There are now four propositions, each a different category, but not unrelated to another. For example, voting for the construction of a new school would be located in Proposition A on the ballot, but other needed features like technology would be located in Proposition D.  This means that all the propositions tie together and if one, hypothetically, does not pass, it could postpone a different aspect of the bond that did pass.

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