Tyler ISD Bond 2022

Saturday, May 7, 2022, Tyler ISD voters approved the $89 million called bond election. On behalf of the Tyler ISD Board of Trustees, staff & students, thank you for your support in the passing of this bond election. As we continue the academic work and focus on successful student outcomes, we welcome you to continue your engagement in making your school system great!

The bond package provides for construction of new campuses for Hubbard Middle School and Early College High School. Students will continue to be housed on the current campuses during the construction process. The opening date for the campuses is August 2024.

artist rendering of new Hubbard Middle School

NEW Hubbard Middle School

  • Replacement of the 55-year-old campus comparable to the 2013 Boulter, Moore, and Three Lakes projects

  • Located on current site designed to exact specifications as other middle schools

  • 1,200 student capacity

  • Updated safety and security features

  • Improved traffic flow and designated parking areas

  • Meets or exceeds all energy/building codes, ADA, TEA, and UIL requirements

artist rendering of new Early College High School

NEW Early College High School

  • Located next to Tyler ISD Career and Technology Center

  • 650+ student capacity

  • Cafeteria to be shared with CTC students

  • Updated safety and security features

  • Dedicated parking areas

  • Meets or exceeds all energy/building codes, ADA, and TEA requirements

Bond 2022 Overview

Campus Renovations and Bond History:

Tyler Independent School District has been able to renovate and rebuild 22 campuses with the passing of 2004, 2008, 2013, and 2017 Bond Programs. 

The new campuses contain elements that are energy efficient and have helped the district control utility costs. The buildings feature increased security and safety measures, including enclosed corridors, controlled entrances, and digital video surveillance systems. Technology is in place throughout the schools, including computer stations, high-definition LCD screens, and wireless connectivity.

The 2004 and 2008 bond packages were the first two phases of the District’s facilities master plan, with Phase 3 and 4 completed with the 2013 and 2017 bond packages. The 5th phase is currently being presented to voters for consideration. The Phase 5 bond proposal includes the construction of a NEW Hubbard Middle School and a NEW Early College High School.

Bond 2017

The last bond referendum passed in 2017. The bond referendum totaled $198,000,000. The 2017 bond package provided for remodeling and additions to Tyler’s two flagship high schools.  Approximately 5,000 students are in new or renovated spaces.

The high school projects began construction on time, were completed on time, and were completed under budget. The new facilities demonstrated an increase in security and safety measures by providing enclosed corridors, controlled entrances at reception areas, video surveillance cameras, alarm systems, and card access control at all entrance points.

Election Information

The bond election was called for Saturday, May 7, 2022.  All registered voters within the boundaries of Tyler ISD were qualified to vote.

Tax Impact

  • Tyler ISD's current debt tax rate is $0.30 (at the time of the bond election, the rate was $0.335);

  • Taxes will be used for payment of bonds, but the tax rate will not be increased, estimated based on ad valorem values.

These statements assume that property tax values do not decline.

Qualifying disabled veterans and residents who have an over-65 homestead exemption had their taxes frozen when their exemption was granted (unless improvements or additions are made). Anyone who needs more information about the exemption should call the Smith County Appraisal District at 903.510.8600 and ask for the Exemption Department or go to the appraisal district’s website at smithcad.org.

Need More Info?

If you’d like to schedule an informative bond presentation for your group/organization, please call the Tyler ISD Communications Office at 903.262.1064. You may also email jennifer.hines@tylerisd.org and questions will be answered promptly.