Why move forward with a bond election during the pandemic?
Despite the pandemic, Frenship continues to grow. In fact, we remain one of the fastest growing school districts in the State of Texas with hundreds of new students walking through our doors each year.
This pandemic is temporary, and Frenship must continue to plan for future needs of our students as we outgrow existing facilities. Based on demographer growth projections, Frenship High School and Terra Vista Middle School are expected to reach capacity as early as 2023.
Frenship is a Fast Growth School District. What does that mean?
To be identified as a fast-growth school district, the following criteria must be met:
Of the 1,031 school districts in Texas, the 75 fastest-growing districts enroll more than 33% of Texas’ public school children, according to the Fast Growth School Coalition. Frenship ISD is recognized as one of the top 50 fastest-growing school districts in Texas.
As of the 2019-2020 school year, Frenship ISD enrollment exceeded 10,300 students and the District continues to see 2-5% growth annually. Demographers project Frenship ISD will serve between 28,000 - 33,000 students in 50 years.
Why is Frenship growing?
Frenship ISD has continued to grow since its beginning in 1935. The housing boom in the areas south and southwest of Lubbock and in Wolfforth, the ongoing growth of the Milwaukee corridor, the completion of the Marsha Sharp Freeway, and the eventual completion of Loop 88, all forecast that Frenship ISD will continue to face the challenges of growth for many years to come.
Current construction of several housing developments including Bushland Springs, Preston Manor, Escondido Ranch, Harvest, and Upland Crossing will add thousands of new homes to Frenship ISD over the next few years.
What are the projects proposed in the bond?
More than 90% of the proposed bond is dedicated to building additional schools and renovating existing facilities to accommodate increased student enrollment.
Proposed projects include:
How will this impact my property taxes?
The projected tax impact for the average Frenship homeowners is equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee each month.
Average Home Value in Frenship ISD: $191,519
Monthly Impact on Average Homeowner: $1.12
Annual Impact on Average Homeowner: $13.44
Frenship ISD 2019-2020 Tax Rate: $1.42 per $100 Valuation
Frenship ISD 2020-2021 Tax Rate: $1.4281 per $100 Valuation
Taxes paid by taxpayers over 65 are capped at the amount paid in the
year they turned 65 and cannot increase beyond that amount unless they
make improvements to their property.
What will the size and class be for the new high school? Will the current high school class change?
What is the timeline for the construction of the new schools?
Below is the proposed timeline for the currently planned construction projects:
Fall 2023—Doors open to new middle school (#4 for the District)
Fall 2024—Re-purpose Ninth Grade Center to Frenship Middle School
Fall 2024—Doors open to the new high school
Fall 2024—Begin renovations to Frenship High School
Fall 2025—Doors open to new elementary school (#9 for the District)
What is the capacity for each new campus?
The bond proposal includes the construction of a new high school, fourth middle school, and a ninth elementary.
High School – 2,500 student capacity
Middle School – 1,000 student capacity
Elementary School – 800 student capacity
Why will the Ninth Grade Center be re-purposed as Frenship Middle School?
The Ninth Grade Center is a new building and has only been around for four years. Why does the current bond proposal call for $10 million for additions to the NGC?
What will happen to the Frenship Middle School campus if it moves to the Ninth Grade Center?
Who can vote on the bond?
Registered voters who live within the Frenship ISD boundaries can vote on the bond.
When and where can I vote?
Early Voting: October 13 – October 30 (times vary by location)
Registered and eligible voters may vote at ANY early voting location located in the county of residence.
Early Voting Locations:
Election Day: November 3 | 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Registered and eligible voters must vote in the precinct assigned to them. >> Precinct Map
Frenship ISD Campus Polling Locations: