Lubbock-Cooper Board of Trustees approves $420 million bond election for May

During a special called meeting on Monday, the Lubbock-Cooper ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $420 million bond proposal and called for an election in May.

Residents living within Lubbock-Cooper ISD will be able to vote on the bond starting April 19th through the 27th during early voting and on election day, May 1.

The proposal includes a second high school campus, third middle school campus, sixth elementary school campus and a number of renovation projects at existing campuses.

Also included in the package are HVAC and roofing improvements and athletic additions to existing campuses. Proposed projects would be prioritized over the course of eight to ten years, beginning with the second high school.

The proposal comes amid steadily rising student enrollment and a projected enrollment increase of more than 3,200 students, or 45 percent, by the close of the decade.

”Lubbock-Cooper is the fastest growing school district in our region, and one of the fastest growing school districts in the state,” said LCISD Superintendent Keith Bryant. “This proposal was carefully developed to address current and future enrollment. Our growth is a direct reflection of the high quality education provided by LCISD teachers and the welcoming, family-oriented Lubbock-Cooper community. We aim to maintain this culture while accommodating every student and family who wishes to be a part of it. The proposed bond package will not require an increase in the property tax rate.”

Our growth shows no signs of slowing,” said LCISD Board of Trustees President Paul Ehlers. “It is the responsibility of the LCISD Board of Trustees to thoroughly assess the needs of the district and remain proactive. Our students and community rely on the Board to ensure safe, comfortable, quality academic and extracurricular facilities. The projects included in this bond package will provide for our children for many years to come.”

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