The Central Fort Bend Chamber (CFBC) Board of Directors unanimously passed a Resolution of Support for the Lamar Consolidated ISD (LCISD) bond election, which will appear on the November 8th ballot, at the September Board meeting.
The $1.72 billion in bond projects were developed and prioritized with the help of citizen input and coordination by and between the district and its board. These efforts resulted in a recommendation to LCISD to allow voter consideration of funding five propositions:
- Proposition A – $1,310,611,605; Facilities, Land and Safety
- Proposition B – $189,241,920; Career and Technology Center
- Proposition C – $16,769,775; Classroom & District Technology & Equipment
- Proposition D – $4,978,501; Traylor Stadium LED Lighting & Turf
- Proposition E – $194,904,700; Second Stadium Land and Facilities equipped with learning capabilities for CTE students (Career & Technical Education).
“LCISD is currently the fastest growing school district in Texas. With the incredible growth that is coming to west Fort Bend County, it is imperative that we prepare for the increasing LCISD student population now,” said Kristin Weiss, President & CEO, Central Fort Bend Chamber. “The future success of the county’s workforce lies with our students, and we need to be ready to educate them to the best of our abilities by adding new schools, expanding technology, building a dedicated CTE campus and constructing a new sports facility; equipped with CTE live-learning settings.”
LCISD, an “A” rated district from the Texas Education Agency, will almost double the size in the next 10 years, making a significant bond election an absolute necessity. A growing community must have the capacity to provide safe and secure facilities for all students. Quality education, safe environments and forward-thinking educators will lead to tremendous growth in our community.
The Central Fort Bend Chamber will be hosting an LCISD Bond Information & Community Forum on Friday, October 21, 2022, at 9:00 am at the Chamber office located at 4120 Avenue H, Rosenberg, TX. Dr. Roosevelt Nivens, LCISD Superintendent, and Jeff Wiley, President & CEO, Fort Bend Economic Development Council, will be discussing the importance of the bond for our growing community and economic outlook. To sponsor this event or to attend, please visit cfbca.org.
For more information on the Lamar Consolidated ISD bond, visit https://supportlcisdschools.org/, a website led by Advocates for LCISD, a special purpose political action committee (S-PAC) chaired by Jeff Haley, and Llarance Turner, treasurer. This S-PA advocates in strong support of this bond package.
The Central Fort Bend Chamber is the oldest chamber in Fort Bend County. The mission is to cultivate community connections, advocate for business and facilitate growth. For more information on the Central Fort Bend Chamber and its programs, please visit www.cfbca.org