On May 11, 2013, the Clear Creek Independent School District community approved the CCISD bond referendum, with 68% percent voting “for” the $367 million bond. The funding will be used to rebuild or improve 40+ year old schools; address student safety, security systems, repairs and enrollment growth; construct or expand co-curricular and extracurricular facilities for growth in programs; and improve technology for 21st century learning.
Contents of the school bond package were prioritized by the 30-member facility committee consisting of parents, local citizens, business leaders and educators. Over the course of several months, the Citizens Facility Advisory Committee studied a district-wide facility assessment, enrollment projections, district financial information, the long-range technology plan and toured schools.
The tax rate increase will be gradual with a $0.04 increase in 2013, $0.03 increase in 2014, and $.0425 increase in 2015. The maximum tax rate increase of $0.1125 would be in effect from 2015 for six years and then it will begin to decrease. At the maximum increase of $0.1125, a median homeowner would see a total of $172.72 increase.