PROPOSED PROJECTS

The bond proposal is a comprehensive plan that includes initiatives at all campuses in the district. Take a look at what's proposed:

Proposition A: $91,390,000

Safety upgrades, campus renovations, replacement high school

Sinton High School: $89,000,000

  • A new, replacement high school built on the current site, directly behind the existing school

  • Expand the existing livestock building for additional animal pens

  • Replace turf on football field (the existing turf has exceeded the 10-year life expectancy)

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Smith Middle School: $1,110,000

  • Add lighting and security cameras at back of campus

  • Expand and renovate weight room

  • Expand parking 

  • New bleachers in old gym (built in 1957)

Welder Elementary School: $680,000

  • Add a secured entry vestibule

  • Add a covered area to playground

  • Add covered walkways in drop-off/pick-up areas

  • Adjustments to improve traffic patterns 

Sinton Elementary School: $600,000

  • Add a secured entry vestibule

  • Add storage

  • Replace folding partition in gym/cafeteria

  • Expand and improve sound and lighting in gym/cafeteria

  • Renovate playground

  • Add sinks in science rooms​

Proposition B: $19,670,000

Equity, accessibility, new extracurricular and athletic facilities

Sinton High School: $18,270,000

  • New multi-purpose building, which will include the following: 

    • Athletic administration offices​

    • New field house and weight room

    • 60-yard practice field

    • Stadium restrooms and concessions 
       

  • Replace the existing tennis courts with eight new courts and lighting

Smith Middle School: $1,400,000

  • Add six-lane track
    (The track can be utilized by the community after hours) 
     

  • Add four tennis courts 

Note: Project budgets represent a "turn-key" amount, which includes estimated construction cost, escalation due to inflation, fees, permits, furniture, equipment, and storm shelter code requirements. 

​What will a new high school provide?
  • A defined front entrance with security vestibule creating a controlled, single point of entry and exit
     

  • Centrally located support services and administrative offices
     

  • Adequately sized classrooms with up-to-date technology and furniture accommodating flexible, collaborative learning initiatives
     

  • New Career/Tech Education (CTE), Fine Arts, and Agriculture facilities expanding current program offerings for more student participation along with the ability for new programs to be added
     

  • New library and media center, cafeteria, and kitchen and food services
     

  • New auditorium with 900-1,000 seats (current auditorium has 800 seats)
     

  • New gymnasiums - competition gym with boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, concessions area and front foyer along with a practice gym
     

  • Additional parking, separate bus loop and expanded drop-off/ pick-up areas
     

  • The new high school will be built to accommodate classroom additions in the future when needed

More than 95 percent of the bond proposal will provide construction of new facilities at the high school to replace undersized and aging infrastructure.

 

Take a Closer Look:

Existing High School
Proposed Projects at High School

The above image is a DRAFT concept of proposed work for planning purposes only. Should the bond be approved, the district will move forward with a comprehensive design/ programming process involving staff and administration members.

Take a look at example images of new high school spaces:

NEW STATE LAW REQUIREMENT

"Property Tax Increase" Language on Ballots

In accordance with the new state law, effective September 2019, all ballot propositions must include the following statement: THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE regardless of no tax rate increase. Voters will see this language on both propositions; however, the Sinton ISD tax rate will not increase as a result of the 2020 bond election. Based upon the current taxable values of the district and projected growth, it is expected that the I&S rate will remain at $0.45 following the election. 

Here's a look at a sample ballot:

Again, this additional language is a new state law requirement. The district's school tax rate will not be increasing. Once bonds are approved, they are viable for the next ten years and can be sold in increments. We will only sell bonds as they are needed in the amount needed. Have further questions? Submit them here

EARLY VOTING: October 19 - 30, 2020
ELECTION DAY: November 3, 2020