5.05.2018

NCISD Voters Approve 2018 Bond

The New Caney ISD community approved a bond referendum for $200 million Saturday, May 5, allowing the school district to move forward with proposals to build a third comprehensive high school, replace Keefer Crossing Middle School and Porter Elementary School, and expand Woodridge Forest Middle School.

“I would like to thank the community for its continued support of public education, our schools, and the students and staff of New Caney ISD,” Superintendent Kenn Franklin said. “I would also like to thank the members of the long range planning committee whose work was an important contribution to the proposals in this referendum and the long term direction of the school district.”

The school district partnered with engineering, planning and program management services firm Lockwood, Andrews, & Newman during the past year to conduct a facilities condition assessment, develop construction design standards, and complete a long range facilities plan. A planning committee, comprised of parents, community members, and district staff, produced a long range facility report for the Board of Trustees in which potential projects were identified and prioritized based on campus capacities and demographic studies, condition of the district’s facilities, and instructional program considerations.

New Caney ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in the greater Houston area and the entire state, growing by more than 30% over the last five years. Between 2011 and 2016, NCISD was the fastest growing school district in the Houston area and fourth in the state. Recent demographic studies project continued student enrollment growth in the coming years.

“It’s an exciting time in East Montgomery County as the community continues to grow and prosper,” Franklin said. “We are excited to get started on these projects that will help the district accommodate this growth and provide students great learning environments and opportunities.” 

There will be no tax rate increase as a result of the approval of this bond referendum. Initial projects will begin with a design phase as early as fall 2018. The public can follow progress on these projects at newcanyeisd.org/bondnews. 

3.20.2018

Bond 2018 Video: Bond Process, School Finance, Tax Implications

The New Caney ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved calling for a bond election for May 5, 2018. This video explains the bond process, including school finance and local tax implications.


3.01.2018

Bond 2018 Project Proposals

The New Caney ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved calling for a bond election for May 5, 2018. The Board will seek $200 million in bonds for school construction and school replacement, including the district's third comprehensive high school. 

$200 Million Bond


Proposed projects would be focused on schools, adding approximately 2,340 student seats across the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Proposed projects include:

  • Comprehensive High School No. 3 (1,350 seats expandable to 2,250)
  • Replace Keefer Crossing Middle School (450 additional seats in new school)
  • Replace Porter Elementary School (180 additional seats in new school)
  • Addition to Woodridge Forest Middle School (360 additional seats after addition)

The school district partnered with engineering, planning and program management services firm Lockwood, Andrews, & Newman during the past year to conduct a facilities condition assessment, develop construction design standards, and complete a long range facilities plan. A planning committee, comprised of parents, community members, and district staff, produced a long range facility report for the Board of Trustees in which potential projects were identified and prioritized based on campus capacities and demographic studies, condition of the district’s facilities, and instructional program considerations. 

New Caney ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in the greater Houston area and the entire state, growing by more than 30% over the last five years. Recent demographic studies project continued student enrollment growth in the coming years.


Election Day is May 5, 2018. The deadline to register to vote is April 5. Early voting begins April 23. For information on voting times and locations, visit www.newcaneyisd.org/elections. To learn more about the 2018 bond or find updates on previous bond projects, visit www.newcaneyisd.org/bondnews.   


Bond 2018 Video: Bond Process, School Finance, Tax Implications

2.09.2018

First phase of NCHS renovations complete, other projects progressing

The first phase of renovations at New Caney High School are complete, including the band hall, the cosmetology center, physical education area, and additional classrooms. The next phase is beginning and includes areas for choir, orchestra, and drama. 





Work at New Caney Middle School is approximately 28% complete overall. Exterior masonry is 55% complete and work on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing has begun along with interior walls.





Construction of Brookwood Forest Elementary is approximately 48% complete overall. Exterior walls are about 85% complete, and some interior finishes have begun. Paving has also begun. 



2.08.2018

New Caney ISD Board of Trustees Calls for May Bond Election

The New Caney ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved calling for a bond election for May 5, 2018. The Board will seek $200 million in bonds for the construction of new campuses or replacement of existing campuses, for purchasing land for future facilities, and for updates to existing facilities. 

Passage of the bond will not affect the tax rate for property owners in the district.

New Caney ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in the greater Houston area and the entire state, growing by more than 30% over the last five years. Recent demographic studies project continued student enrollment growth in the coming years. The school district partnered with engineering, planning and program management services firm Lockwood, Andrews, & Newman during the past year to conduct a facilities condition assessment, develop construction design standards, and complete a long range facilities plan. A planning committee, comprised of parents, community members, and district staff, produced a long range facility report for the Board of Trustees in which potential projects were identified and prioritized based on campus capacities and demographic studies, condition of the district’s facilities, and instructional program considerations. Recommendations included a third comprehensive high school, a fifth middle school, replacement or additional elementary schools, and land for future facilities. The final project list for the 2018 bond would include some combination of these items based on the district’s current bond capacity and costs estimates.

“Planning is critical in a fast-growth school district like New Caney ISD,” Superintendent Kenn Franklin said. “I would like to thank the long range planning committee for its work these past few months and the Board of Trustees for its consideration and support of a bond election this year. New Caney ISD will publish and share more detailed information regarding potential bond projects in the coming weeks and will work to share that information with parents, employees, and the public.”

Election Day is May 5, 2018. The deadline to register to vote is April 5. Early voting begins April 23. For information on voting times and locations, visit www.newcaneyisd.org/elections. To learn more about the 2018 bond or find updates on previous bond projects, visit www.newcaneyisd.org/bondnews.   

1.19.2018

Infinity Early College High School opens to students

January 19, 2018 - Infinity Early College High School opened to students Jan. 10. Operating in the New Caney ISD Annex during its first four years, IECHS graduated its first class of students in 2017. The school was recognized in 2017 as one of the top high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and was selected by Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education as one of 727 public schools in Texas to receive the title of Honor Roll School.

Early College High Schools are innovative high schools that allow students an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 college credit hours. Early college high school students are provided dual credit at no cost to students, offered rigorous instruction and accelerated courses, and provided academic and social support services to help them succeed with increased college readiness. Located on Sorters Road near Lone Star College - Kingwood, the school can serve up to 500 students as part of the Texas Early College High School Program.






1.18.2018

Long range planning committee completes work

January 18, 2018 - The district's long range planning committee wrapped up its work in January and made a report to the Board of Trustees Jan. 15. The committee, comprised of parents, district staff, and community members, met eight times between October and January to review facility conditions and demographics and set priorities regarding a long range facility plan.