Bond 2010: Headlines

Voters say yes to $535 million bond proposal
NISD Communications, May 8, 2010 — Northside voters Saturday approved a $535 million bond issue that will allow the District to continue to keep pace with growth while addressing much-needed improvements at existing schools.

Bond Advisory No. 5 (of 5): Student safety and security
NISD Communications, May 3, 2010 — Three separate proposed initiatives addressing student safety and school security are a major component of School Bond 2010.

Construction community gives top ranking to NISD
NISD Communications, April 28, 2010 — For the third consecutive year, Northside ISD is ranked No. 1 in construction among the eight largest public agencies in San Antonio.

Bond Advisory No. 4 (of 5): Early voting
NISD Communications, April 26, 2010 — Early voting for Northside ISD's $535 million bond proposal continued through May 4, and Election Day is May 8.

Bond Advisory No. 3 (of 5): Renovations & improvements to existing campuses
NISD Communications, April 19, 2010 — More than half of the funding proposed in School Bond 2010 would be used to pay for renovations and improvements at existing NISD schools.

Upgrades are bigger part of NISD bond
Express-News, Apr. 15, 2010 — The half-billion-dollar bond proposal Northside Independent School District will place before voters May 8 marks a divergence for San Antonio's largest and fastest growing district. For the first time in a long time, the majority of the bond — 51 percent — will go to existing facilities instead of new schools.

Bond Advisory No. 2 (of 5): New schools
NISD Communications, April 12, 2010 — About half of School Bond 2010 would provide funding to construct four elementary schools and two middle schools outside Loop 1604.

Bond Advisory No. 1 (of 5): Swim Center
NISD Communications, April 5, 2010 — If approved, School Bond 2010 would provide $7 million for an outdoor diving and warm-up pool and an outdoor competition-sized swimming pool. Both facilities would be built adjacent to the existing Northside Natatorium to create a full-service swimming complex.

Northside bonds merit support
Express-News, Mar. 10, 2010 — There is no doubt the new $535 million bond package is needed. The homework has been done; the needs have been vetted by staff and a 250-member community committee.

World-class swim center planned
Express-News, Feb. 22, 2010 — Northside Independent School District could be partnering with Bexar County to build a world-class Olympic competition-size outdoor pool with seating for 2,400 spectators and room for 1,200 athletes and 400 coaches.

Northside putting $535 million bond to vote
Express-News, Feb. 9, 2010 — While large, the bond is still not as high as the one Northside voters passed in 2007 to build a dozen schools. At $693 million, that was was the largest school bond in San Antonio history and came at a time when Northside was growing by 4,000 students a year.

Northside considers $535 million bond issue
Express-News, Jan. 20, 2010 — The proposal included money for two new middle schools and four new elementary schools; classroom additions and renovations; and science labs, elementary school playgrounds and maintenance work such as new air-conditioning systems and roof repairs.

Northside closer to May bond election
Express-News, Dec. 12, 2009 — District staff initially identified about $646 million worth of needs as a starting point for the bond discussion. That included seven new schools, classroom additions at six campuses, $21.2 million worth of renovations to other schools and $23 million to buy land for future schools.

Web site for 2010 Citizens' Bond Committee goes live
NISD Communications, Nov. 6, 2009 — A 250-member Citizens' Bond Committee began meeting last week to develop a proposal for a possible bond election, but all community members are welcome to follow the process by visiting the bond committee web site.

Northside school officials considering bondExpress-News, Nov. 2, 2009 — Northside holds bond elections every three years to keep pace with growth. Officials opened four new schools this fall, and five others are slated to open in August.