Bond Election May 7, 2022
Voters passed Humble ISD Bond 2022. Harris County has completed the ballot count from all precincts.
Proposition A, the facilities proposition, was approved 64 percent to 36 percent.
Proposition B, the technology proposition, was approved 64 percent to 36 percent.There were more than 12,000 votes cast. Detailed information is available on the Harris County website.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the election by voting during Early Voting or on Election Day, Saturday, May 7, 2022.
The issuance of $730 million school building bonds for the construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, renovation, expansion, improvement and equipment of school buildings in the district, the purchase of the necessary sites for school buildings, the purchase of new school buses, the retrofitting of school buses with emergency safety and security equipment and the purchase or retrofitting of vehicles to be used for emergency, safety or security purposes, and levying and imposition of taxes sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds and the costs of any credit agreements. This is a property tax increase. Required statement for all school district bond propositions pursuant to section 45.003, Texas Education Code.
The issuance of $45 million school building bonds for the design, construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, renovation, expansion, improvement and upgrading of technology equipment and systems, technology infrastructure and instructional technology, and levying and imposition of taxes sufficient to pay the principal of an interest on the bonds and the costs of any credit agreements. This is a property tax increase. Required statement for all school district bond propositions pursuant to section 45.003, Texas Education Code.
No Tax Rate Increase
In compliance with new state law, bond ballot propositions must include the following statement: This is a property tax increase. Voters will see this language on all bond propositions; however, Humble ISD plans to keep the I&S tax rate at 35 cents, the same as it has been since 2008.
Five tax exemptions are available
$25,000 homestead exemption; additionally, a $15,000 age 65 and older exemption; $10,000 Disabled Homestead exemption, a $5,000 to $12,000 Disabled Veteran or Survivor exemption; and a 100% homestead exemption for certain qualifying disabled veterans. A tax deferral is available for homeowners with an Over 65 or Disabled exemption.
Additionally, the May 7 ballot includes a statewide ballot proposition to allow for those with elderly or disabled homestead exemptions to have their tax ceiling reduced if the school tax rate is lowered, and to increase the homestead exemption from $25,000 to $40,000 for everyone who claims the homestead exemption. Humble ISD’s plan to maintain or lower the current tax rate takes into account the possibility of the homestead exemption going to $40,000. Humble ISD voters can vote on the statewide ballot propositions when they vote on Bond 2022 Propositions A and B.
Humble ISD’s bond rating is among the strongest in the State of Texas for public school districts
School districts are evaluated by ratings agencies to determine creditworthiness. Humble ISD received an AA rating from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and an Aa1 rating from Moody’s Investors Service in 2021. This is equal to or higher than 98% of Texas public school districts.
“The Aa1 rating reflects the district’s growing economy in the Houston metropolitan area, with favorable resident income indices and a growing enrollment base even during the ongoing pandemic. The district’s stable finances have resulted in the buildup of healthy liquidity and reserves,” Moody’s news release stated. “The stable outlook reflects our expectation that the district will continue to exhibit sound financial management and maintain healthy general reserves.”
Early Voting: Monday, April 25 - Tuesday, May 3
Election Day: Saturday, May 7
Election News Release
By Public Communications | February 15, 2022
The Humble ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, to call a bond election for the May 7, 2022, ballot.
The Board is asking voters to consider two propositions to fund school facilities and technology. Humble ISD student enrollment has grown by 2,500 students this school year. The district’s enrollment on February 1, 2022, was 48,159 students.
The bond construction plan was developed with input from the Citizens Bond Advisory Committee. Committee membership was open to anyone in the district. About 150 people participated, meeting from September to December.
There will be no tax rate increase as a result of Bond 2022. The district is able to manage the timing of the sale of bonds so that the tax rate remains stable or decreases. Voters approved Humble ISD bonds in 2018 and the bonds did not result in a tax rate increase.
Proposition A, the general education proposition, seeks authorization for $730 million in bonds. The bond construction plan includes
a new Mosaic Program building, which would serve students with disabilities ages 18-22, and Educational Support Services offices;
phases 2 and 3 of Humble High School’s planned additions and renovations;
a Summer Creek High School classroom addition;
fine arts additions and renovations at high schools and middle schools;
career and technical education classroom and lab renovations at high schools and middle schools;
turf at high school baseball and softball fields;
replacement campuses for Sterling Middle School and Foster Elementary School;
the construction of Middle School No. 11;
a Summerwood Elementary School classroom addition;
practice gyms at Atascocita, Creekwood, Humble, Riverwood, and Timberwood middle schools;
dance classrooms and changing rooms at all middle schools;
new outdoor play and fitness equipment throughout the district;
the addition of daylighting through windows or skylights at elementary and middle schools;
a child nutrition work area renovation;
and building maintenance items such as HVAC units, roofs, lighting, flooring and paint.
Proposition B, the technology proposition, seeks authorization for $45 million in bonds. The technology plan includes devices for staff and students; classroom instructional technology; cyber security; and security camera and radio systems.
Early voting begins April 25. Election Day is May 7.
Middle School #11
Career & Technical Education Updates
Humble High School Renovations
Summer Creek High School Expansion
Playgrounds & Outdoor Fitness
Baseball & Softball Turf