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Schulenburg ISD Board Approves Bond Proposal

SCHULENBURG, TEXAS — The Schulenburg Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved calling a School Bond Election for November 7, 2023.

A significant number of planning meetings made up of Schulenburg ISD parents, SISD staff and community members developed the proposal in conjunction with the development of the district 5-year strategic plan. Their primary task was to develop and present to the Board of Trustees a long-term plan that included a recommendation for implementation.

“I would like to thank our Board, staff, and community for their diligent work over the past few months. This decision followed much careful consideration of all areas of need around our district while balancing the expectations of our community,” Schulenburg ISD Superintendent Julie Motomura said.

Texas school districts do not receive state funding for renovating or building new schools. Instead, they must receive funds through school bond elections. The District has funded numerous major projects without asking for voter support.  The last successful bond election was in 2016. The 2023 Bond will ask voters to consider a $19.5 million package in two propositions.

Proposition A is for $12.2 million and would include the following:

  • New Performing Arts Center

Proposition B is for $7.3 million and would include the following:

  • Perimeter Fencing and Sports Complex

In 2019, Texas Legislators passed a new law as part of House Bill 3 that requires all bond propositions for any school district to have the phrase “THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE’’ on all ballot language for bond propositions. Due to this requirement, all voters will see this statement on the official ballot language, even if the tax dollar amount is frozen and will not exceed the tax ceiling.

Homeowners age 65 and older will not be impacted by the passage of the bond propositions if they have filed for and received the Over 65 Homestead Exemption with the Fayette County Appraisal District. Their school district taxes will not exceed the frozen dollar amount. For more information, go to

Early voting begins October 23 and ends November 3, and Election Day is Tuesday, November 7.