Dancing to debt: Conroe ISD includes $204,000 for two dance floors (but plans several others) in $807,000,000 bond package

Dancing to debt: Conroe ISD includes $204,000 for two dance floors (but plans several others) in $807,000,000 bond package

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Conroe, March 7 – Conroe Independent School District (CISD) and its Superintendent Curtis Null, the licensed massage therapist and holder of a doctorate in the academic subject of “professional leadership,” has focused your tax dollars like a laser beam on the ground, literally. In addition to $23,146,160, which CISD intends to spend on carcinogenic and accident-prone turf for athletic fields, the school district has included $204,000.00 for two dance floors in the $807,000,000.00 bond package. That’s right, dance floors.

Don’t worry, CISD has plans for several other dance floors as well.

Source: Conroe ISD $807 million bond package.
Source: Conroe ISD $807 million bond package.

CISD intends to spend $102,000.00 on The Woodlands High School, so it has a 1,200 square foot dance floor with 4,500 mirrors and bars. The school district also intends to spend $102,000.00 on Conroe High School, so that it will have a wood dance floor, of indeterminate size, along with 4,500 mirrors and bars.

Caney Creek High School, Hauke Alternative Intermediate High School, Knox Junior High School, and The Woodlands College Park High School will all eventually get wood dance floors, along with 4,500 mirrors and bars, so that they’ll have facilities just as nice as Grand Oaks High School, The Woodlands High School, and Conroe High School.

When this newspaper asked CISD to disclose what improvements there will be in educational outcomes from the $807 million bond package with respect to the four primary measures – reading comprehension in the 4th grade, mathematics ability in the 8th grade, high school graduation rate, and postsecondary education participation rate – CISD was unable to provide an answer but did note that the bond had nothing to do with educational outcomes. Instead, CISD based the bond on demographics.

Apparently, the demographic study of CISD has indicated that there is a strong need for wooden dance floors!

Hopefully, this terrifying scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life” will never occur at Conroe ISD after the school district spends a quarter of a million dollars on wooden dance floors, 9,000 mirrors, and bars as part of an $807,000,000 bond package, with a debt payout of 25 years. Your children will have the opportunity to reminisce about the school dance each time they pay their gargantuan property tax bill to CISD (instead of buying Christmas toys for your grandchildren).

 

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