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News: Voters approve $2.7 Billion for new schools, safety and security, and a performing arts center

The Prosper ISD community overwhelmingly approved a $2.7 billion investment for new schools, safety and security, and a performing arts center on November 7, 2023.


Prosper ISD Superintendent Dr. Holly Ferguson stated, "We are profoundly grateful for the overwhelming support shown by our community. The 2023 Bond isn’t just an investment in the present; it is a commitment that will resonate positively within our community for generations to come."


While the preliminary results from Collin County and Denton County affirm the passing of Propositions A, B, and D, it's important to note that these results are pending official canvassing. Texas law mandates this process to ensure the accuracy and inclusion of every valid vote. The Board of Trustees has tentatively scheduled the canvass of votes for Monday, November 13, 2023, at the regularly scheduled board meeting. The agenda for this meeting will be posted by 5 pm on Friday, November 10, 2023.  


Now that the people's voice has been heard, Prosper ISD is prepared to embark on the meticulous planning of construction timelines and project schedules.  Proposition C, the second districtwide stadium, was not approved by voters. The Board of Trustees will determine next steps for that facility.


Board of Trustees President Bill Beavers conveyed gratitude, stating, "The overwhelming support for this community-driven Bond proposal is truly heartening. We are enthusiastic about prudently managing these bond resources for essential projects that will benefit our children and the community at large."


The journey towards this monumental decision started earlier in the year when a Long Range Planning Committee, consisting of parents, educators, staff, and community leaders, meticulously analyzed the district's current and future needs. Their extensive work led to a comprehensive bond recommendation that the Prosper ISD Board of Trustees endorsed.


Approving three bond propositions is poised to be a transformative step without any increase in the tax rate. It will maintain a tax rate lower than that of 2021 and notably $0.41 lower than in 2014.


Prosper ISD, one of the fastest-growing school districts in Texas, enrolls approximately 3,400 new students annually. From a mere 1,000 students and three campuses in 2002, the district has grown exponentially to nearly 28,000 students across 25 campuses in 2023.



Proposition A

For – 66%, Against – 34%

Proposition B

For – 65%, Against – 35%

Proposition C

For – 46%, Against – 54%

Proposition D

For – 57%, Against – 43%