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Bond Summary

New Braunfels ISD’s 2024 bond is broken down into three key propositions: Facilities (Prop A), Stadium Projects (Prop B), and Technology (Prop C). Each proposition, if passed, addresses the continued growth of the District in many different ways. The bond spans across every aspect of NBISD – from buses and band equipment to school safety and facilities. The projects contemplated to be financed with this bond impact each campus, department, staff member and student in the District. We invite you to use this page as a guide to understanding the 2024 bond, and we extend a sincere thank you for your interest in NBISD.

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Total Projected Cost: $267,500,000
Total Projected Cost: $42,500,000
Total Projected Cost: $3,500,000

– NBHS Replacement Phase 2
– School Safety & Security Projects
– New Agricultural Sciences Facility

– LCHS Stadium
– Improvements to Unicorn Stadium
– Upgrades to benefit multiple student groups

– Student learning devices
– Staff computers
– Network hardware

Phase 2 of the New Braunfels High School replacement project represents a continuation of the Phase 1 projects approved by the voters in [2018/2021] to renovate, upgrade and update the facilities for the NBHS students.

The focal point of this phase is the construction of general education classrooms situated in the extended curved wing of the building. Additionally, Phase 2 will include the replacement of the athletic field house within the same curved wing.

The current library will be transformed into the new Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) space and a new outdoor obstacle course will be built. This rebuild of NBHS will also include all new facilities for fine arts and athletics. The fine arts department projects include a new auditorium, choir room, dance studio, band halls, and art rooms.

The new athletics facilities in Phase 2 include a new main gym, auxiliary gym, locker rooms, training room, and weight room. Additionally, the softball complex will be upgraded.

The projected cost for Phase 2 of the NBHS Replacement project is $226,800,000.

The Agricultural Science Facility, which has been an integral part of the district’s Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, will also be addressed by this bond. Plans are underway to upgrade and replace the existing agricultural facility.

The proposed renovations to the 21-acre site are projected to incur a cost of $2,500,000.

Ensuring safety and security are of the utmost importance at NBISD. We are committed to implementing districtwide projects to upgrade security measures.

Intruder-resistant glass will be placed in strategic locations across the district. Security enhancements are planned for the construction of vestibules at Lone Star Early Childhood Center, Seele, Lamar, Walnut Springs, and County Line elementaries. The hardening of exterior gates and fencing for Veramendi, Seele, County Line, Lamar, Voss Farm, Walnut Springs, and Klein Road elementaries.

Radios for a single emergency communication system districtwide will be purchased. Additionally, upgrades to classroom door hardware, the Raptor software for lockdown procedures, and the installation of additional card readers contribute to a safer learning environment.

Select exterior door replacements are slated for Oak Run Middle School, DAEP, Lone Star, Lamar, Carl Schurz, Seele, Walnut Springs, and County Line. Intercom replacements also are contemplated at a majority of the campuses.

The comprehensive safety measures also include the replacement of fire alarms at Carl Schurz, Lone Star Early Childhood Center, and ORMS.

The estimated cost for these projects is $4,400,000

The proposed installation of new sun shades and playground equipment for Carl Schurz and Seele elementaries are also included in Proposition A.

The projected cost for these improvements is estimated to be $500,000. However, it is important to note that the implementation of these projects is contingent upon future district recommendations.

One key aspect of fine arts projects equips NBISD students with new band instruments to replace aging instruments at New Braunfels High School, Oak Run Middle School, and New Braunfels Middle School and to replace the New Braunfels High School band trailer.

These projects are projected to cost $1,500,000.

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and districtwide automation integration projects to include automated controls and remote access are planned for Memorial, County Line, Walnut Springs, Lone Star, Lamar, Seele, Carl Schurz, and Support Services. These upgrades are important to ensure efficiency of our heating and cooling systems and to so that the facilities team can access these systems remotely in the event of an emergency.

Roofing upgrades are being implemented at the Administration Center, Oak Run, Walnut Springs, Lamar, and Carl Schurz, ensuring the structural integrity of these facilities for years to come.

LED lighting replacements district wide are also included in the proposition. Interior refresh projects, like gym flooring and carpet replacements and renovations to front office areas, are planned for various locations, including DAEP, Oak Run, Lamar, Seele, and Carl Schurz. Window replacements at Carl Schurz, Lamar, Seele, and Lone Star are needed and planned for as well.

Infrastructure improvements to sidewalks and parking lots are planned at Oak Run, New Braunfels Middle School, and Voss Farms. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing upgrades are projected for Carl Schurz, Seele, Lamar, and Lone Star.

These projects are expected to cost $23,800,000.

To replace the aging fleet of buses, NBISD is proposing to purchase five new air-conditioned buses per year over the course of the next five years (a total of 25 buses).

The average cost for these buses is $120,000, meaning that five per year will total $600,000.

The total projected cost of this project is $3,000,000.

The bond issuance process totals $500,000. These costs include various fees associated with legal, underwriting, and administrative aspects which are all essential components of the bond issuance process.

In addition to bond issuance costs, project management expenses, the cost of administering bond program construction, are projected to be about $4,500,000. This includes expenditures related to the oversight, coordination, and the execution of the projects associated with the bond proceeds. This cost allows us to bring construction management costs in house which is more cost effective than hiring outside firms for this purpose.

The total projected cost is $5,000,000

Prop A Total Projected Cost: $267,500,000
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A stadium for Long Creek High School will be built and will include 7,000 seats with the ability to add more seating later. The stadium will be used daily by many different student groups including athletics, fine arts and other student organizations.

It will feature a press box; 8-lane competition track; field event access; concession; restrooms; storage space; and lighting.

The home side of the stadium will include 4,000 seats while the visiting side will have 3,000. 

The stadium is projected to cost $40 million.

The contemplated bond projects at Unicorn Stadium at New Braunfels High School include replacing the turf, upgrades to the current press box, upgraded lighting and an updated sound system for the video board.  The stadium will be used daily by many different student groups including athletics, fine arts and other student organizations.

These projects are expected to cost $2,500,000

Prop B Total Projected Cost: $42,500,000
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A continuation of our comprehensive plan to replace iPads for our one-to-one learning initiative.

Refreshing staff computers is key to having the technology and tools necessary in the classroom. This is also a continuation of our comprehensive hardware refresh plan.

Upgrading and replacing the network hardware is important so students and staff are able to securely connect to the internet while also ensuring our students remain safe online.

Prop C Total Projected Cost: $3,000,000

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Based on the recommendations of the NBISD 2024 Bond Committee, the NBISD Board of Trustees on February 12, 2024 approved an order calling for a $313,000,000 bond election to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024 to address the needs of the district. If approved by voters, this bond will not increase the tax rate for NBISD constituents.

Propositions in Detail

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Total Projected Cost:
$267,500,000

New Braunfels High School Replacement Phase 2

Phase 2 of the New Braunfels High School replacement project represents a continuation of the Phase 1 projects approved by the voters in [2018/2021] to renovate, upgrade and update the facilities for the NBHS students.

The focal point of this phase is the construction of general education classrooms situated in the extended curved wing of the building. Additionally, Phase 2 will include the replacement of the athletic field house within the same curved wing.

The current library will be transformed into the new Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) space and a new outdoor obstacle course will be built. This rebuild of NBHS will also include all new facilities for fine arts and athletics. The fine arts department projects include a new auditorium, choir room, dance studio, band halls, and art rooms.

The new athletics facilities in Phase 2 include a new main gym, auxiliary gym, locker rooms, training room, and weight room. Additionally, the softball complex will be upgraded.

The projected cost for Phase 2 of the NBHS Replacement project is $226,800,000.

Agricultural Science Facility Upgrades

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The Agricultural Science Facility, which has been an integral part of the district’s Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, will also be addressed by this bond. Plans are underway to upgrade and replace the existing agricultural facility.

The proposed renovations to the 21-acre site are projected to incur a cost of $2,500,000.

School Safety and Security Projects

Ensuring safety and security are of the utmost importance at NBISD. We are committed to implementing districtwide projects to upgrade security measures.

Intruder-resistant glass will be placed in strategic locations across the district. Security enhancements are planned for the construction of vestibules at Lone Star Early Childhood Center, Seele, Lamar, Walnut Springs, and County Line elementaries. The hardening of exterior gates and fencing for Veramendi, Seele, County Line, Lamar, Voss Farm, Walnut Springs, and Klein Road elementaries.

Radios for a single emergency communication system districtwide will be purchased. Additionally, upgrades to classroom door hardware, the Raptor software for lockdown procedures, and the installation of additional card readers contribute to a safer learning environment.

Select exterior door replacements are slated for Oak Run Middle School, DAEP, Lone Star, Lamar, Carl Schurz, Seele, Walnut Springs, and County Line. Intercom replacements also are contemplated at a majority of the campuses.

The comprehensive safety measures also include the replacement of fire alarms at Carl Schurz, Lone Star Early Childhood Center, and ORMS.

The estimated cost for these projects is $4,400,000

Playground Equipment & Sun Shades

The proposed installation of new sun shades and playground equipment for Carl Schurz and Seele elementaries are also included in Proposition A.

The projected cost for these improvements is estimated to be $500,000. However, it is important to note that the implementation of these projects is contingent upon future district recommendations.

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Fine Arts/Band Equipment

One key aspect of fine arts projects equips NBISD students with new band instruments to replace aging instruments at New Braunfels High School, Oak Run Middle School, and New Braunfels Middle School and to replace the New Braunfels High School band trailer .

These projects are projected to cost $1,500,000.

Major Maintenance Projects

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and districtwide automation integration projects to include automated controls and remote access are planned for Memorial, County Line, Walnut Springs, Lone Star, Lamar, Seele, Carl Schurz, and Support Services. These upgrades are important to ensure efficiency of our heating and cooling systems and to so that the facilities team can access these systems remotely in the event of an emergency.

Roofing upgrades are being implemented at the Administration Center, Oak Run, Walnut Springs, Lamar, and Carl Schurz, ensuring the structural integrity of these facilities for years to come.

LED lighting replacements district wide are also included in the proposition. Interior refresh projects, like gym flooring and carpet replacements and renovations to front office areas, are planned for various locations, including DAEP, Oak Run, Lamar, Seele, and Carl Schurz. Window replacements at Carl Schurz, Lamar, Seele, and Lone Star are needed and planned for as well.

Infrastructure improvements to sidewalks and parking lots are planned at Oak Run, New Braunfels Middle School, and Voss Farms. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing upgrades are projected for Carl Schurz, Seele, Lamar, and Lone Star.

These projects are expected to cost $23,800,000.

Bus Replacement

To replace the aging fleet of buses, NBISD is proposing to purchase five new air-conditioned buses per year over the course of the next five years (a total of 25 buses).

The average cost for these buses is $120,000, meaning that five per year will total $600,000.

The total projected cost of this project is $3,000,000.

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Administrative & Project Management Fees

The bond issuance process totals $500,000. These costs include various fees associated with legal, underwriting, and administrative aspects which are all essential components of the bond issuance process.

In addition to bond issuance costs, project management expenses, the cost of administering bond program construction, are projected to be about $4,500,000. This includes expenditures related to the oversight, coordination, and the execution of the projects associated with the bond proceeds. This cost allows us to bring construction management costs in house which is more cost effective than hiring outside firms for this purpose.

The total projected cost is $5,000,000

NBISD Bond 2024 Prop B Icon

Total Projected Cost:
$42,500,000

Long Creek High School Stadium

A stadium for Long Creek High School will be built and will include 7,000 seats with the ability to add more seating later. The stadium will be used daily by many different student groups including athletics, fine arts and other student organizations.

It will feature a press box; 8-lane competition track; field event access; concession; restrooms; storage space; and lighting.

The home side of the stadium will include 4,000 seats while the visiting side will have 3,000. 

The stadium is projected to cost $40 million.

New Braunfels High School Stadium Upgrades

The contemplated bond projects at Unicorn Stadium at New Braunfels High School include replacing the turf, upgrades to the current press box, upgraded lighting and an updated sound system for the video board. The stadium will be used daily by many different student groups including athletics, fine arts and other student organizations.

These projects are expected to cost $2,500,000

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Total Projected Cost:
$3,000,000

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Student iPad Refresh for 1:1 learning
A continuation of our comprehensive plan to replace iPads for our one-to-one learning initiative.

Staff Hardware Refresh
Refreshing staff computers is key to having the technology and tools necessary in the classroom. This is also a continuation of our comprehensive hardware refresh plan.

Network Hardware Refresh
Upgrading and replacing the network hardware is important so students and staff are able to securely connect to the internet while also ensuring our students remain safe online.

PROJECT LIST

 Project Cost Proposition Student Usage
Field Events$50,000.00Prop AAthletics
Radios for Single Emergency System$90,000.00Prop ASafety
Replacing Band Trailer$155,000.00Prop ABand, Fine Arts
Intruder-resistant Glass$172,000.00Prop ASafety
Raptor Software for Lockdowns$275,000.00Prop ASafety
Renovate Spring Sports Facility$300,000.00Prop AAthletics
Build 4 Tennis Courts$300,000.00Prop AAthletics
Classroom Door Hardware$330,000.00Prop ASafety
Additional Card Readers$355,000.00Prop ASafety
Playground Equipment & Sun Shades$500,000.00Prop ASchool Buildings
Hardening of Exterior Gates/Fencing$505,000.00Prop ASafety
Replacement of Fire Alarm Systems$535,000.00Prop ASafety
Replacement of Intercom Systems$609,000.00Prop ASafety
Replacement of Select Exterior Doors$623,000.00Prop ASafety
Install Entry Vestibules$828,750.00Prop ASafety
Rebuild Main Parking Lot$900,000.00Prop ASchool Buildings
Interior Refresh Projects$935,000.00Prop AAcademics
Sidewalks & Parking Lot Additions$950,000.00Prop ASchool Buildings
New Parking Lot$1,000,000.00Prop ASchool Buildings
Artificial Turf for Practice Field$1,100,000.00Prop AAthletics
Instrument Replacement of Aging Instruments$1,271,568.00Prop ABand, Fine Arts
Window Replacement for Energy Efficiency$1,540,800.00Prop ASchool Buildings
LED Lighting Projects$1,672,000.00Prop ASchool Buildings
Demolish Field House & Existing HS Main Building$1,697,280.00Prop AAcademics, Athletics
Softball Complex Upgrades$2,000,000.00Prop AAthletics
New Braunfels High School Stadium Upgrades$2,500,000.00Prop BBand, Athletics, Fine Arts
Agriculture Center Upgrades$2,500,000.00Prop ACTE
Renovate Library for JROTC$2,532,000.00Prop ACTE
Student iPad, Staff Hardware, Network Hardware Refresh$3,000,000.00Prop CBand, Athletics, Fine Arts, CTE, Academics
Bus Replacement$3,000,000.00Prop ABand, Athletics, Fine Arts, CTE, Academics
Outdoor Sports Locker Room$4,500,000.00Prop AAthletics
Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Upgrades$5,725,000.00Prop ASchool Buildings
HVAC & Districtwide Automation Integration$5,956,000.00Prop ASchool Buildings
Roofing$6,965,510.00Prop ASchool Buildings
Phasing Costs$7,448,764.00Prop ASchool Buildings
Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment & Technology (6% of cost)$12,722,913.00Prop AAcademics
Project Contingency (8% of total construction)$14,499,045.00Prop ASchool Buildings
Fees, Permits & Soft Costs (9% of total construction)$16,311,425.00Prop ASchool Buildings
Project Escalation$24,814,015.00Prop ASchool Buildings
Long Creek High School Stadium$40,000,000.00Prop BBand, Athletics, Fine Arts, CTE
Rebuild Academic/Field House Wing$54,846,000.00Prop AAcademics, Athletics
Rebuild High School Athletics/Fine Arts$81,750,000.00Prop AAthletics, Fine Arts
 Project Cost Proposition Student Usage

Impact to overall tax rate

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Taxpayers see one school district tax rate on their property tax bill. However, that one tax rate is made up of two components: the district’s Maintenance and Operations (M&O) tax rate and the Interest and Sinking (I&S) tax rate.  If approved by the voters, the 2024 Bond will result in ZERO tax rate increase.  Growth in the tax base will allow the district to build the projects in the bond proposal without any increase to the tax rate, which is the only part of your taxes that the district controls.  However, voters will see “THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.” on their 2024 Bond ballots, which is statutorily-mandated ballot language for all school district bonds, regardless of whether there is an actual increase to the tax rate.

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UNDERSTANDING THE BALLOT LANGUAGE

A new state law requires all school district bond referendum ballots to be printed with “THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.” While this is legally required language, the NBISD ISD bond referendum WILL NOT increase your property tax rate.

Proposition A
“THE ISSUANCE OF $267,500,000 OF BONDS BY THE NEW BRAUNFELS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR SCHOOL FACILITIES, INCLUDING THE COMPLETION OF THE NEW BRAUNFELS HIGH SCHOOL REPLACEMENT PROJECT AND DISTRICT-WIDE IMPROVEMENTS, THE PURCHASE OF THE NECESSARY SITES FOR SCHOOL FACILITIES, THE PURCHASE OF NEW SCHOOL BUSES, AND THE PURCHASE OR RETROFITTING OF BUSES AND VEHICLES AND THE LEVYING OF A TAX TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS AND THE COST OF ANY CREDIT AGREEMENTS. THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.”

Proposition B
“THE ISSUANCE OF $42,500,000 OF BONDS BY THE NEW BRAUNFELS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR DISTRICT STADIUMS INCLUDING RENOVATIONS TO UNICORN STADIUM AND A NEW LONG CREEK HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM, AND THE LEVYING OF A TAX TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS AND THE COST OF ANY CREDIT AGREEMENTS. THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.”

Proposition C
“THE ISSUANCE OF $3,000,000 OF BONDS BY THE NEW BRAUNFELS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND THE LEVYING OF A TAX TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS AND THE COST OF ANY CREDIT AGREEMENTS. THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.”

Limit on School Taxes for Senior Citizens

School property taxes are frozen for homeowners who qualify for a homestead exemption because they are disabled or age 65 or older. Their taxes can go down, but not up. Therefore, if you have the exemption for age or disability, your taxes will not increase if voters approve any propositions.

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Bond 2024 Presentation: Watch this detailed presentation over the bond and how it will impact NBISD.

IN-PERSON MEETINGS

DATE: TBD
NEW BRAUNFELS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Time: 6:00pm

DATE: TBD
OAK RUN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Time: 6:00pm

Voter Information

Bond 2024 for NBISD will be listed on the May 4th, 2024 ballot. This section provides informative voter information.

Key Dates

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Voter Registration Deadline

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Election Day

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If you need to update your name and/or address, check out this link from the Texas Secretary of State website.

Voting Locations

You must vote in the county in which you reside. However, in both Comal and Guadalupe counties, you can vote early — and on Election Day — at any voting site in the county. Please visit the Comal County and Guadalupe County elections website for final early voting and election day locations, dates, and times:

Voter ID Requirements

Under Texas law, voters who possess one of the seven acceptable forms of photo ID must present that ID at the polls when voting in person. Voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of the seven approved forms of photo ID may fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration (RID) at the polls and present an alternative form of ID, such as a utility bill, bank statement, government check, or a voter registration certificate.

Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Passport (book or card)

Resources

*Propositions are preliminary and subject to change. The amounts of projects are based on preliminary cost estimates from district consultants and are subject to change.

Contact Us

If you have any other questions regarding the bond, they can be sent to info@nbisd.org