The Conroe ISD’s $807 million bond set for May 4 election: Part 2 of 4, How much does it cost? Really, how much does it cost?

The Conroe ISD’s $807 million bond set for May 4 election: Part 2 of 4, How much does it cost? Really, how much does it cost?

Image: The Conroe Independent School District’s $807 million bond package appears a giant black hole of unaccounted funds. Conroe ISD has provided no cost documentation to back any of the bond’s proposed expenditures. Conroe, March 7 – Conroe Independent School District (CISD) and its Superintendent Curtis Null, a licensed massage therapist who holds a doctorate […]

The Conroe ISD’s $807 million bond set for May 4 election: Part 1 of 4, Bond basics and why everyone living in Montgomery County should care

The Conroe ISD’s $807 million bond set for May 4 election: Part 1 of 4, Bond basics and why everyone living in Montgomery County should care

Image: Conroe Independent School District has proposed an $807 million bond package, which has nothing to do with improving education but has everything to do with bureaucratic money and power. Conroe, March 6 – On March 6, 1836, the Mexican army overran brave fighters defending the Alamo after a lengthy siege. On May 4, 2019, […]

Conroe ISD’s proposed $807 million school bond includes approximately $131 million in (illegal) maintenance

Conroe ISD’s proposed $807 million school bond includes approximately $131 million in (illegal) maintenance

Image: This pie chart depicts how the Conroe Independent School District characterizes building ownership costs. Clearly, the school district understands that “life cycle” expenses and maintenance are not a part of “construction” expenses allowable under school bond financing. Conroe, February 23 – The Conroe Independent School District (CISD) is violating a basic legal tenet of […]

Childrens’ Hope PAC forms to oppose $807 million, plus interest, Conroe ISD bond package, tax hike

Childrens’ Hope PAC forms to oppose $807 million, plus interest, Conroe ISD bond package, tax hike

Image: We must fight for the hope of our children. Conroe, February 22 – Childrens’ Hope PAC officially filed the legal paperwork on Thursday, February 21, 2019, to form as a specific purpose political committee to oppose the $807 million, plus interest, bond package and tax hike, which the Conroe Independent School District (CISD) is […]

Conroe ISD relied on Orwellian “groupthink” to push bond package through so-called “Facilities Planning Committee”

Conroe ISD relied on Orwellian “groupthink” to push bond package through so-called “Facilities Planning Committee”

Conroe, February 15 – In order to get a favorable recommendation on the $807 million, plus interest, bond package the Conroe Independent School District (CISD) administration relied upon the methodology of “groupthink” to ensure that the Facilities Planning Committee (FPC) gave them what they want. The CISD carefully selected the FPC to make certain no […]

The Sage, Bill O’Sullivan, speaks out against CISD’s $807 million bond proposal in Guest Editorial

Publisher’s Note: Many of us miss The Sage, Bill O’Sullivan, while he’s dealing with some health issues. Like any good Marine, which O’Sullivan most certainly is, he’s fighting hard to gain ground and ascend to the top of the hill of good health as quickly as he can. Meanwhile, The Golden Hammer truly feels honored that O’Sullivan […]

The grass is NEVER greener: Conroe ISD plans to gouge taxpayers $23,146,160 for “Astro-Turf” in crazed May 4 bond fumble

The grass is NEVER greener: Conroe ISD plans to gouge taxpayers $23,146,160 for “Astro-Turf” in crazed May 4 bond fumble

Image: This football field looked a bit different after just one (1) hour of rain! Welcome to the fools’ paradise of artificial turf. Conroe, February 11 – As part of an $807 million (plus interest) tax hike, which will almost double the debt of the Conroe Independent School District (CISD), the school district plans to […]

By unanimous Precinct Chair vote, Montgomery County GOP opposes Conroe’s $807 million proposed school bond first time in history

Conroe, February 7 – The Montgomery County Republican Party (MCRP) Executive Committee, composed of the elected Precinct Chairs, met on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, for a formal meeting in Conroe and unanimously passed a resolution opposing the Conroe Independent School District’s proposed $807 million bond proposal. The $807 million tax hike will appear on electoral […]

CISD fails to identify education benefit from $807 million (plus interest) tax increase from proposed bond issue

CISD fails to identify education benefit from $807 million (plus interest) tax increase from proposed bond issue

Conroe, February 6, 2019 – The Conroe Independent School District (CISD) is unable to identify the metrics (quantification) of any benefits to the education of children from the proposed $807 million, plus interest, tax increase the CISD Board of Trustees has placed on the May 4, 2019, ballot for voters to approve or disapprove. It’s […]

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