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Bond Overview

Burnet Consolidated Independent School District (Burnet CISD), like all public schools in Texas, relies on the support of local taxpayers to fund the construction and improvement of school facilities.

Similar to homeowners borrowing money in the form of a mortgage to finance the purchase of a home, a school district borrows money in the form of bonds to finance the design, construction, expansion, and renovations of schools and district facilities.

Bonds are approved by voters in a bond election then sold to investors in the competitive investment market.

Burnet CISD School Board has voted to hold a Bond Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to fund additions to and renovations of existing facilities to address aging facilities, infrastructure and to provide equity across the District.


Bond Quick Facts

To download our BCISD Bond Quick Facts flyer, please click here.


Bond Information Mailer

To download a copy of the BCISD Bond Mailer, please click here.


Bond Information Presentation

To download a PDF version of our Bond Information Presentation, click here.


Order Calling Bond Election

To download a copy of the Order Calling Bond Election, click here.


Why Call a Bond Election?

  • Extend the life of existing facilities
  • Safety
  • Improve Efficiency
  • Expand facilities for additional Program Offerings for Students

The bond package was developed by a Community Advisory Committee, which represents a cross section of the community, including local citizens, civic and business leaders, parents, and school staff. District staff and the Committee reviewed the District’s facilities and toured every school campus. The Committee recommended the Bond proposal to the School Board in May 2014.


Bond Ballot Language

Below is the Bond Proposition as it will appear on the ballot.

Ballot Language


What was done to prepare?

  • Demographic Study
  • 13-Month Facility Needs Assessment Study
  • Financial Analysis
  • Community Advisory Committee
  • Community Advisory Committee Prioritization Survey
  • Community Opinion Survey

Community Advisory Committee

David Bennett- Chair
Annie Dell Taylor
Dickie Allen
Elton Heine
Kim Johnson
Tim Denton
Barney Baker
Bryan Kinsey
Doyle Walker
Herb Darling

Karl Piehl
Alan Snider
BJ Rosow
Scott Pollard
Robbin Neighbor
Damon Beierle
Jeremy Myers
Bill Weaver
David Vaughn
Bill Neve

Amy Wyer
Paul Nelson
Kim Winkler
Trey Brown
Suzanne Wideman
Todd Morris

The Community Advisory Committee was approved by the Board of Trustees on February 17, 2014. The Committee took the following actions:

  • Reviewed all proposed projects from the facility needs assessment
  • Toured all impacted campuses
  • Removed $4.3M worth of projects from the original needs list for current consideration
  • Formulated and presented a recommendation to the Board of Trustees on May 19, 2014

Facility Planning Process

To learn more about BCISD’s Facility Planning Process, click here.


What is Proposed?

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Total Bond Proposal – $26.75M

Anticipated Projects and Spending Details (percentages are estimated):

  • Safety and Security Improvements – 6%
    Secure entryways, cameras, fencing, fire alarm systems, and intercom systems
  • Mechanical: HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing – 25%
    Replace older air conditioning systems, upgrade HVAC controls and lighting, renovate restrooms
  • New Construction: Shady Grove, CTE Shop – 24%
    Classroom addition at Shady Grove, multi-purpose Career and Technical Education shop at High School
  • Renovations – 17%
    Kitchen improvements at Shady Grove, replace exterior windows at R.J. Richey, upgrade parking and drives
  • Roof Repairs and Replacement – 14%
    Roof repairs and replacements at select areas on each campus to address water infiltration
  • Stadium – 6%
    Turf installation, replace existing track with 8 Lane Track
  • Transportation – 5%
    Purchase 10 new 77 passenger buses to replace oldest buses in poor condition.
  • Technology – 3%

Projected Projects By Campus

Total estimated apportioned funds shown per campus. Click for a detailed, itemized list of projected projects.

CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
MEPWeb based air conditioning controls - Throughout all buildings (energy savings)
MEPElectrical - At all buildings except Cafeteria Building, new lighting (energy saving of approximately 7.5 year payback), reconnection of new equipment
MEPElectrical - new lighting at Cafeteria (energy savings of approximately 7.5 year payback
MEPMechanical system replacement at all buildings except Cafeteria Building
MEPNew ceiling grid and tiles to accommodate mechanical and electrical revisions at the Classroom Building
MEPPlumbing - Renovate designated restrooms with tempered water
MEPPlumbing - Renovate restrooms at Classic Building to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements with tempered water
NEWAdd elevator at Classic Building
NEWAdd parking - 63 existing, add 37 spaces
RENOVATIONDisabled access to buildings
RENOVATIONGrading and drainage issues
RENOVATIONMinor renovations to include painting, vinyl tile replacement, carpet replacement, ceiling tile replacement allowance for selected areas based on 33% of total building square footage), bird control at covered Play Pavilion
RENOVATIONPaint, clean exterior of buildings caulk joints as needed
RENOVATIONPavement - Asphalt overlay, seal cracks, add two coats of sealer at selected areas
RENOVATIONProvide disabled access to Gymnasium from Classroom Building
RENOVATIONRaise curb at sidewalk between Classic Building and Main Building
RENOVATIONRenovate restrooms at Classic Building to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements
ROOFINGRoof repairs - Remove and replace roof fasteners, replace pipe boots, repair roof penetrations, and seal wall cracks. Extend roof life 10+ years
SECURITYAdd security fencing - black powder coating
SECURITYFire Alarm Upgrade - Throughout all buildings
SECURITYIntercom - Throughout all buildings
SECURITYSafe and secure entry to include card readers and cameras
SECURITYWayfinding signage
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
MEPElectrical - Lighting only at Administration Building (energy savings of approximately 7.5 year payback)
MEPHeating, ventilation and air conditioning - Simplified controls at Administration Building
MEPPlumbing renovations to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements at Administration Building
RENOVATIONAdd disabled access to buildings
ROOFINGRoof replacement - Administration roof replacement: Install new 3-ply modified bitumen roof with new insulation and edge metal to meet current plumbing and building codes. 20-year roof warranty
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
MEPWeb based air conditioning controls - Throughout all buildings (energy savings)
MEPElectrical - New lighting in Classroom Building (energy savings of approximately 7.5 year payback), reconnection of new equipment
MEPNew ceiling grid and tiles to accommodate mechanical and electrical revisions at the Classroom Building
MEPNew mechanical systems - Classroom Building only
MEPPlumbing - Renovate designated restrooms with tempered water
NEWRework/Add parking at front of school to alleviate auto congestion
RENOVATIONDisabled access to buildings
RENOVATIONGrading and drainage issues, water entry at Gym and Bilingual Classroom
RENOVATIONMinor renovations to include painting, vinyl tile replacement, carpet replacement, ceiling tile replacement, bird control at Dog Pound
RENOVATIONPavement - Seal cracks, add two coats of sealer, add traffic striping at selected areas
RENOVATIONRepair, replace exterior windows
RENOVATIONSeal exterior of building
ROOFINGAdd batt insulation at underside of roof deck at Classroom Building only. As an option, add spray foam insulation at underside of roof deck at Classroom Building only
ROOFINGRoof repairs - Install new expansion joint between Cafeteria and Gym, replace roof fasteners, replace pipe boots, and repair roof penetrations, extend roof life 10+ years. 35 metal patches for removal of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning penetration
SECURITYFire Alarm - Throughout entire school
SECURITYIntercom - Throughout entire school
SECURITYSafe and secure entry to include card readers and cameras
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
MEPWeb based air conditioning controls - Throughout building (energy savings)
MEPElectrical - New lighting (energy savings of approximately 7.5 year payback), reconnection of new equipment
MEPNew mechanical system
MEPPlumbing - Make faculty restroom Americans with Disabilities Act compliant
MEPPlumbing - Renovate designated restrooms with tempered water
NEW/RENOVATIONAdditions to meet 700 student capacity including new classrooms, new gym storage, additional serving line in kitchen, new playground equipment, grading and drainage, additional parking spaces and minor renovations of existing building, bird control
RENOVATIONDisabled access to buildings
RENOVATIONKitchen improvements
RENOVATIONPavement - Asphalt patches, seal cracks, add two coats of sealer at selected areas
ROOFINGOption to replace roof - Remove existing metal roof and install a continuous standing seam metal roof panel on purlins. 30-year roof warranty
SECURITYFire Alarm - Throughout building
SECURITYIntercom - Throughout building
SECURITYSafe and secure entry to include card readers and cameras
TECHNOLOGYAdd core switch
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
MEPWeb based air conditioning controls - Throughout all buildings (energy savings)
MEPElectrical - New lighting and electrical connects for new equipment in North Wing of 7th and 8th Grade Center, Gymnasium and 6th Grade Center (energy savings of approximately 7.5 year payback), reconnection of new equipment
MEPElectrical - new lighting in Aux. Gym (energy savings of approximately 7.5 year payback)
MEPMechanical - New mechanical systems in North Wing of 7th and 8th Grade Center, Gymnasium and 6th Grade Center
MEPNew ceiling grid and tiles to accommodate mechanical and electrical revisions at the Classroom Building
MEPPlumbing - Renovate designated restrooms with tempered water
MEPReplace auditorium lighting at stage
MEPReplace sound system at auditorium
RENOVATIONAcoustic issues - Replace sheet rock ceilings at 7th and 8th Grade Center
RENOVATIONDisabled access to buildings
RENOVATIONGrading and drainage issues
RENOVATIONMinor renovations to include painting, vinyl tile replacement, carpet replacement, ceiling tile replacement, bird control
RENOVATIONPavement - Asphalt patches, asphalt overlay, seal cracks, add two coats of sealer, striping at selected areas
RENOVATIONPavement - Asphalt patches, seal cracks, coat of sealer, striping at selected areas
ROOFINGRoof repair at Aux Gym - Roof-to-roof transition, replace roof fasteners, replace pipe boots, and repair roof penetrations. 10+ year roof warranty
ROOFINGRoof replacement at North Wing of 7th and 8th Grade Center, Gymnasium and 6th Grade Center. Install new 3-ply bitumen roof with new insulation and edge metal to meet current plumbing and building codes. 30-year roof warranty
SAFETY/SECURITYDeploy interior and exterior camera system
SECURITYAdd security fencing
SECURITYIntercom - Throughout all buildings
SECURITYSafe and secure entries to include card readers and cameras
SECURITYWayfinding signage
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
MEPAdd air conditioning to existing agriculture shop
MEPElectrical - LED lighting for parking lot and building perimeter lights (energy savings of approximately 7.5 year payback)
MEPMechanical - Add cooling to server room
MEPUpgrade web based air conditioning controls -interface (energy savings)
NEWAdd multipurpose shop space
NEWAdd sidewalk to field house located at the middle school
RENOVATIONAdd modesty wall at restrooms in teachers lounge
RENOVATIONBird Control
RENOVATIONExpand/remodel art rooms
RENOVATIONGrading and drainage issues, courtyard
RENOVATIONPavement - Seal cracks, add two coats of sealer, striping at selected areas
RENOVATIONRetaining wall adjacent to agriculture shop to control gravel washout across drive
RENOVATIONRetaining wall at courtyard to control water flow across crosswalks
SECURITYExpand interior and exterior camera system
SECURITYSafe and secure entry to include card readers
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
RENOVATIONPavement - Concrete by dumpster, asphalt overlays, seal coat and cracks at selected areas
RENOVATIONPavement - Overlay at visitor's side
SECURITYAdd fencing
STADIUMAdd artificial turf at football field
STADIUMAddition at visitor's side bleachers
STADIUMReplace existing track with 8 Lane Track
STADIUMRock wall at base of home and visitors bleachers
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
ROOFINGRoof Replacement - Install 3-ply modified bitumen roof with new insulation and edge metal to meet current plumbing and building codes. 30-year roof warranty
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
MEPElectrical - New lighting (energy savings of approximately 7.5 year payback), reconnection of new equipment
MEPHeating, ventilation, and air conditioning - Simplified controls (energy savings)
MEPNew ceiling grid tiles to accommodate mechanical and electrical revisions
MEPNew mechanical system except in boardroom
MEPPlumbing - Tempered water
RENOVATIONDisabled access to buildings
RENOVATIONGrading and drainage issues at front entrance
RENOVATIONPavement - Asphalt patches, asphalt overlay, seal cracks, add two coats of sealer, striping at selected areas
ROOFINGRoof replacement - Install new standing seam concealed fastener metal panel roof. 30-year roof warranty
SECURITYFire Alarm
SECURITYWayfinding signage
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
MEPElectrical - New lighting (energy savings of approximately 7.5 year payback), reconnection of new equipment
MEPHeating, ventilation, and air conditioning - Simplified controls (energy savings)
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
RENOVATIONMaintenance pavement - Seal cracks, add two coats of sealer, striping at selected areas
RENOVATIONTransportation pavement - Seal cracks, add two coats of sealer, striping at selected areas
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
BUSESBus replacement - 10 buses
TECHNOLOGYAdministration Building - Storage area network
TECHNOLOGYBurnet High School - Core switch, balance of switches, back up battery replacement, replace and expand access points, access point controller, storage area network
TECHNOLOGYBurnet Middle School - Access points
TECHNOLOGYDistrict Wide - Instructional technology (Mimio)
TECHNOLOGYDistrict Wide - Replace fiber runs except at Burnet ES and Bertram ES
TECHNOLOGYDistrict Wide - classroom response devices

Tax Impact

If approved, the estimated tax impact of this Bond is 7.9 cents for a total tax rate of $1.34 (assuming stable property tax values). This represents an increase of approximately $6.58 per month per $100,000 of taxable property value.

 

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Tax Rate Comparison

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Tax Rates for Senior Citizens

Property taxes for citizens 65 years or older are NOT affected with a homestead exemption. Under state law, the dollar amount of school taxes imposed on the residence homestead of a person 65 years of age or older may not be increased above the amount paid in the first year after the person turned 65, regardless of changes in the tax rate or property value (except for later improvements).

Tax Rates for Homeowners

At its peak, the bond would cost a property owner $6.58 per month (per $100,000 of taxable property value) which is the equivalent of $0.22 per day or $78.96 per year (assuming stable property tax values).


District Overview

Located in the Hill Country, Burnet CISD encompasses over 700 square miles and serves 3,200 students at six campuses. Burnet CISD has a history of excellence in academics and extracurricular activities.

Financial Overview

  • $8M in Fund Balance;
  • $5.8M is set aside as Emergency Reserve
  • Debt free in less than 10 years
  • One of the lowest total debt per student ratio among Central Texas school districts
  • Saved $2.9M over the next 10 years by refunding bonds

Student Profile

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Current Student Enrollment- 3,220 Students

  • White – 68%
  • Hispanic – 28%
  • African Americans – 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged – 58%
  • At-Risk – 39%

Academic Highlights

  • Nationally, one in four public school children drop out before they finish high school; In Burnet CISD the four year federal graduation rate is 98% (state average is 88%).
  • All Campuses and the District Met Standard on the STAAR State Accountability System
  • Students have the ability to earn up to 55 college credits while at Burnet High School
  • 100% of 8th graders that took Algebra I and Biology met standard on the End of Course Exam.
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