On March 8, the Humble ISD board of trustees met to congratulate the student and teacher rodeo art winners, which included gold medalists and special merit earners.
The board members also looked at Bond 2022 through the Inspiring Moments video and discussed possible land purchases for future schools or ISD-related facilities.
The meeting opened with prayer and the video by the district public communications department that featured details for Bond 2022. Proposition A authorizes Humble ISD to issue up to $730 million in school bonds for facilities and buses. Proposition B authorizes the district to issue up to $45M in school bonds for technology.
The video, narrated by Humble ISD Assistant Director of Public Communications Johnathan Frey, continued by stating that the projects from Bond 2018 have now been completed, are under construction, or are under contract. Some of these projects included Autumn Creek Elementary, new Lakeland Elementary, Centennial Elementary and more.
Bond 2022 would impact all levels of students across the ISD. Several of the planned projects include large-scale initiatives such as Middle School No.11. This bond also includes the replacement of some of the oldest school buildings, such as Foster Elementary and Ross Sterling Middle School as well as the MOSAIC program.
Board President Martina Lemond Dixon stated, “There are so many exciting things happening in Humble ISD and this is evident in every area from academics, to sports and more.”
Early voting for Bond 2022 begins April 25 and extends through May 3. Election Day is set for May 7. For more information, see humbleisd.net/bond2022.
As the meeting continued, the board held a public hearing where several parents and students alike expressed their desire to keep the Kick Start Karate program in Humble ISD.
Members of the board recognized and congratulated 22 top award winners for their hard work in their rodeo artwork submission. This year, this event had over 900 entries with six well-qualified art educators as judges that had big shoes to fill. Several of the masterpieces included pencil drawing, colored pencil art, paintings, sculptures, mixed media art, fibers and more.
Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen added, “Congratulations to all of our students and teachers for a job well done. This is amazing to see the growth of our students and the level of detail.”
Fagen continued, “As you know, Humble is one of the fastest-growing districts in Texas. In fact, this year we added 2,700 students. That is especially amazing seeing how in past years we average about 1,000 students per year.”
As a result, the board approved authority given to Fagen to make a reasonable offer for an additional 90 acres of property to help with future expansion needs.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board is set for April 12 in the Humble ISD Administration building at 7 p.m.