• Dr. Jeff Burke, Superintendent

    April 21, 2023

    Dear Splendora Community:

    We are speeding toward the finish line of another great year at Splendora ISD. The end-of-year brings banquets, field trips, and graduation ceremonies and we are looking forward to celebrating all of our students’ accomplishments. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve our community and provide the best facilities in which our students can showcase their talents and passions.  We also understand and appreciate the need for consistent and transparent communication, and being accountable to our community.

    Since the November 8th election, we have been busy laying the groundwork for the bond projects. At the end of November, we sent a bond election feedback survey to find out how we could do better. Many of you commented and wanted more communication. Here is our first update on what has happened since Proposition A passed. 

    • Received an AAA/A+ underlying rating, which was crucial for bond sales

    • Sold $100 million bonds (expect to sell the remaining bonds in early 2024)

    • Hired project managers to oversee and manage the following projects:

      • Turner & Townsend Heery for the high school expansion and junior high school 

      • Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) for the Greenleaf and Peach Creek Elementary Schools 

    • Selected the following architects for the following projects:

      • High School expansion - Stantec

      • Junior High School - Huckabee

      • Peach Creek Elementary replacement school - Huckabee

      • Greenleaf Elementary replacement school - Huckabee

    • Selected sites for the following projects:

      • High School expansion - a 2-story expansion that will join the two wings on the east end of the current high school

      • Junior High School – in contract negotiations for 47.6 acre tract (multi-campus site) in the Presswood Community located between State Highway 242 and FM 2090. 

      • Peach Creek Elementary - site negotiations are underway and will be announced soon.

      • Greenleaf Elementary - site negotiations are underway and will be announced soon.

    We formed a Fine Arts Council to determine current needs and how to communicate future needs. If you want to join the council, please contact Troy Reynolds at treynolds@splendoraisd.org.

    We are also reactivating our Community Bond Steering Committee. We will send an invitation soon to those who served on the committee, but if you want to join, please get in touch with Katie Key at kkey@splendoraisd.org. 

    As a district, we will continue to work hard to communicate how your money is being spent and are committed to being good stewards of your taxpayer dollars. Thank you for your continued support of Splendora ISD and for investing in our children's future. 


    Jeff Burke, Ed.D.




The Two Propositions

  • Proposition A - $201M

    • an expansion to the high school
    • a junior high school
    • two elementary schools to replace Greenleaf and Peach Creek Elementary Schools
    • land purchases
    • other district improvements

    Proposition B - $24M

    • 1000-seat performing arts facility and support spaces

What about the taxes?

    • It is estimated that the district's tax rate would increase from $1.3881 to $1.4055 if both props passed (less than 2 pennies).
    • The 2022 Homestead Exemption increased from $25K to $40K.
    • Homeowners over 65 who have filed their exemption will not see an increase in property taxes associated with this bond.

Tax Impact

  • The maximum potential tax impact after all bonds are sold by Splendora ISD is less than a .0174 cents per $100 value of your home, taking the current SISD tax rate of 1.3881 to 1.4055. Use the calculator below to enter your home's value and find the estimated YEARLY increase in your taxes, once all bonds are sold.    

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