After voters rejected their last spending proposal for being too extravagant, school district officials in Allen are gearing up for a new bond offering.

At Monday’s board workshop, Allen Independent School District trustees discussed preliminary plans for a future bond proposal to be placed on the November 2020 general election ballot.

A presentation shown at the meeting indicates Allen’s school board and “district leadership” will revive the “Project Kids” Citizens Bond Advisory Committee used to plan and promote the district’s 2015 bond. The 80-member advisory committee will include “parents, community members, business and community leaders, students, graduates, and current staff members.”

The district plans to accept committee applications February 6-16, and members will be named at the next regular school board meeting on Monday, February 24.

Allen residents voted against the district’s May 2019 bond proposal 53-47 percent. The $422 million spending plan was larger than AISD’s previous two bond packages combined and didn’t add a single new school.

Local property taxpayers struggling with skyrocketing school tax bills sent a message to the district last year, saying that they are taxed enough already. In a few months, they will find out if Allen ISD officials heard their concerns.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.