The voters of Garland ISD voted to pass the district's $1.279 billion bond referendum put on the May ballot upon the recommendation of a citizen bond steering committee. Bond money will be used to modernize aging facilities, enhance student safety, and provide additional educational opportunities for all GISD students.

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    What's Included in the Bond Propositions?

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    Proposition A

    Safety, Facility Upgrades, Infrastructure Improvements
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    Proposition B

    Multi-Program Activity Centers
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    Proposition C

    Technology Device Refresh

    Overview of the bond package. Watch the video in Spanish: Video del Bono 2023 de Garland ISD

    Summary list of the three propositions

    The average age of GISD buildings is 44 years old, and an independent assessment conducted by school facilities experts found that the district has over $3 billion in necessary repairs and upgrades. This figure does not include regular maintenance that the district already performs. 

    The proposed bond would address the needs identified by the independent assessment and based on suggestions from a diverse committee of over 80 people. The group gave recommendations to the GISD Trustees at a school board committee meeting on January 10, 2023. The final bond package includes:

    Proposition A - $1,103,130,000
    • Facility renovations & improvements at all campuses
    • Safety perimeter fencing at all campuses
    • Forced-entry-resistant film at all campus main entrances
    • Classroom barrier improvements and library enclosures to enhance safety at 12 open-concept elementary schools
    • Remove all portables from elementary campuses
    • 4 replacement, energy-efficient elementary campuses
    • 2 ADA-accessible playgrounds with canopies at all elementary campuses
    • High school fine arts improvements
    • New fieldhouses for all high schools
    • Middle school boys and girls locker room renovations
    • Turf fields, with bleacher canopies, for all high school softball and baseball fields
    • New Memorial Pathway Academy/Student Services Center
    • New Transportation Center
    • New Network Operations Center (NOC)
    • New Agriculture Sciences Facility
    • Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technology Center expansion
    Proposition B - $135,910,000
    • Multi-Program Activity Centers at all seven high schools
    Proposition C - $40,605,000
    • Technology Device Refresh for students and staff

    Total  - $1,279,645,000

    What is my school getting?

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    Cost of Bond Package

    Prop A


    Prop B


    Prop C




    How will this impact my taxes?

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    If voters approve the bond package, GISD will adopt an estimated $0.0661 tax rate increase in the future. However, residents of the district who are 65 years or older, or who are 100% disabled veterans, will not be affected by this tax rate increase, as their tax rates can be capped once they apply and are granted an exemption from the appropriate county appraisal district.

    GISD Bond 2023 Garland Rowlett Sachse