The May 2022 Bond consisted of a comprehensive plan developed by 38 members of the Sanger ISD Long Range Facilities Planning Committee. This committee was comprised of parents, grandparents, business leaders, students, civic leaders, retirees, educators, and SISD Alumni. This committee spent months analyzing growth projections, tax impact scenarios, district finances, and educational programs. The district's Immediate and long-term needs were considered before determining the necessity for a bond.
One of the driving forces behind the bond was the anticipated growth to impact our community.
Multiple new housing developments within the Sanger ISD boundaries will provide our district with rapid enrollment growth. More than 5,500 planned home plots are contained in three new subdivisions within our district. In the last decade alone, new home sales have more than tripled.
Based on conservative demographic projections presented to the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee, by 2032, the Sanger ISD student population is expected to increase by more than 1,000 students, which is 40% of our current enrollment. If the housing market accelerates, the district's enrollment could reach more than 4,000 students in the next ten years.
The May 2022 bond consisted of a single proposition addressing four areas of construction.
|New High School Campus||$99.36 million|
|New Agricultural Facility||$3.3 million|
|Athletic Annex||$10.88 million|
|Elementary Additions and Renovations||$16.46 million|
The bond proposed the construction of a new high school with an increased capacity of 1,400 students. This includes larger common spaces, science labs, instructional areas for Fine Arts and CTE programs, and an additional gym. The new campus ensures that students in our growing district are given the opportunity to participate in the academic and extracurricular programs of their choice.
The Athletic Annex will accommodate both boys and girls sports including Cross Country, Track, Golf, Tennis, Softball, Baseball, and Football, in addition to sports medicine and training facilities for the Health Sciences CTE program. The annex will also include a larger concession stand and additional restrooms for the stadium.
The Agricultural Science Department is the largest Sanger ISD program and continues to grow steadily. The new Ag Science Center will replace the current facility, built in 1978, and feature more than 65 pens with turnouts for large animals, an exercise area, storage, student lockers, and multiple wash and trim stations.
At the elementary school level, additions and renovations allow for the reconfiguration and realignment of grade levels to better utilize the existing facilities. This construction would result in Chisholm Trail serving grades PreK and Kindergarten, while Clear Creek and Butterfield would both serve grades 1-5.
The bond would have a maximum tax increase not to exceed $0.30. Current tax rates can be found on our Business Office page.
The presented bond passed with 57% voter approval, and construction and planning began.
Construction began on Clear Creek Intermediate in April of 2023 with demolition. Once permits were received and school was out for the summer, crews began working tirelessly on campus renovations. Renovations included a new roof, a new layout for the administration space, new fire suppression and lighting systems, a new collaboration area, a new counselors center, and a refresh of the existing library. Renovations were ready for the start of school in August of 2023.
In July of 2023, construction at Clear Creek moved outside. Excavation for the addition that would house the new kitchen was completed, and in August, the piers were drilled and poured for the addition's foundation. By September of 2023, the footer of the foundation for the new kitchen was framed and poured, and we saw movement begin on the classroom additions on the opposite side of the campus.
In October of 2023, Clear Creek students were able to enjoy a new playground set after losing their former playground to the expansion demolition. The first pour for the insulated concrete form (ICF) walls for the storm shelter portion of the added addition was completed, along with the concrete masonry for the classroom and kitchen additions. Once that was complete, the steel structure for the new kitchen began installation.
In April of 2023, designs had been finalized on the new Agricultural Science Center and sent out for bids from contractors. By July 2023, the team had applied for permits to begin construction. In August of 2023, permits were received, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held on August 31 to mark the beginning of construction.