On February 15th, the Marion ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to place a bond proposition on the May 6th ballot.  The 2023 Bond Referendum presents voters with a capital program for the current and long-term development of Marion ISD.


Bond Proposition at a Glance

Safety and Security

Safety and Security was a top priority for the district and MISD Board when considering the 2023 Bond proposal. Safety and Security projects include:

  • Entry Vestibule Improvements at all campuses
  • Site Fencing
  • Door Hardware
  • Access Control Panels
  • Video Surveillance

High School

Safety & Security

  • Entry Vestibule Improvements
  • Site Fencing
  • Door Hardware
  • Video Surveillance
  • Access Control Panels

Campus Renovations

  • Core and Co-curricular academic improvements
  • Renovations to High School to support Art, Dance, Photography, Criminal Justice, Floral, and Core Classrooms
  • Cafeteria Renovation
  • New Entry and Administrative Office + Parking
  • Life Skills Classroom
  • Black Box Theatre
  • New Competition Gym
  • New weight room+locker rooms

CTE Renovations

CTE Improvements  for:

  • Welding Lab
  • Agricultural Mechanics Lab
  • Construction Technology
  • Health Science
  • Culinary Arts Lab
  • Renovations to existing space

Middle School

  • Entry Vestibule Improvements
  • Site Fencing
  • Door Hardware
  • Video Surveillance
  • Access Control Panels
  • Cafeteria Renovations

Karrer Elementary

  • Entry Vestibule Improvements
  • Door Hardware
  • Video Surveillance
  • Access Control Panels
  • Playground Improvements

Krueger Primary

  • Entry Vestibule Improvements
  • Door Hardware
  • Video Surveillance
  • Access Control Panels
  • Pavilion Enclosure

New Buses

Purchase new buses/vehicles to stay on a regular replacement schedule.

Land Purchase

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2023/05/06 07:00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

The Board of Trustees have called for a $78.8 million bond to provide safety and security improvements on all campuses: High School, Middle School, and Elementary including such items as video surveillance, door hardware, and secure main entry vestibules. High School projects include a new CTE facility, new weight rooms + locker rooms, competition gym, and Black Box theater supporting multiple programs and classes currently held in outlying buildings on the campus. Middle School projects include safety upgrades, and cafeteria renovations. Safety and playground improvements will be provided at the Karrer campus. Safety upgrades and the outdoor pavilion at the Krueger Campus will become enclosed and conditioned for physical education and multipurpose space.

This bond program includes safety & security upgrades at all campuses and includes current facility needs to address growth, while identifying a long range approach to increased population of Marion ISD. Recognizing that Career & Technology Education (CTE) programs touch all students at the high school level, this bond program also provides for expansion and upgrades of CTE facilities.

Representatives from across the Marion ISD including parents, alumni, teachers, staff and other community members met with District administrators multiple times during the summer to tour existing facilities, review demographic data and learn about the academic programs in the District. This group developed a recommendation for the Board of Trustees who then determined the final bond program.

Just as homeowners borrow money in the form of a mortgage, to finance the purchase of a home, a school district borrows money in the form of bonds to finance the construction of new schools and other capital projects. Both are repaid over time. A school district is required by law to seek approval by voters in the form of a bond election in order to issue bonds for new construction and capital projects.

Yes. Just like we did with previous bond packages, we have financial professionals in place that will continue to keep a close eye on the spending approved by voters.

Bond funds  generated from the district’s I&S tax rate may be used for new construction, renovations, purchase of land, technology, and buses. These funds may not be used for salaries, supplies, fuel or other day-to-day District expenses, which are paid for from funds generated from the district’s M&O tax rate.

Marion ISD is committed to transparency. Should you have any questions, or would like more information, we will have several bond community meetings, you can email us, or visit our website at marionisd.net. You can also contact us by email at communications@marionisd.net

If the bond election on May 6th passes, the design process will begin immediately. Some projects may begin construction in summer of 2023.

  • The estimated impact would be $14.08 per month for $300,000 home
  • Current homeowners ages 65 and over will not be impacted by the passage of this bond. Their school taxes will not go above the frozen levy amount/ceiling that was established when the Over-65 exemption was granted (unless improvements or additions are made to the residence). To have your school taxes frozen, you must file a homestead application with the appropriate appraisal district and be granted the Over-65 exemption. 
  • Ballot language will include the statement “THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.” Legislation passed in the 2019 Texas Legislative Session requires that school districts include this language, regardless of the bond’s impact on the district’s tax rate.
  • Delaying implementation of the bond program exposes the District to escalating construction costs, which are expected to increase the total cost of the proposed bond projects by an additional $12 million per year.


Early Voting: April 24, 2023-May 2, 2023

Election Day: Saturday, May 6, 2023 7am-7pm

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