Logo with Bulldog head saying Bond Copperas Cove ISD 2024

COPPERAS COVE, Texas — The Copperas Cove Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved calling a School Bond Election for May 4, 2024.

A Facilities Advisory Committee of 34 Copperas Cove ISD community was formed in November 2021 and developed the proposal with the staff and administration after touring campuses and noting issues. They then presented the proposal to the Board of Trustees as a long-term plan that included a recommendation for implementation.

The last capital investment in Copperas Cove ISD was in 2005. Today, CCISD has an estimated enrollment of 8,200 students, and demographic reports show the district is expected to grow by 1,000 students over the next three years and 2,000 students over the next eight years. 

“It’s been nearly 20 years since we had a bond passed in Copperas Cove ISD, and our district continues to grow,” said CCISD Superintendent Dr. Joe Burns. “I want to thank the advisory committee, our staff, and board members for all their hard work over the past two-and-a-half years to get us to this point and helping to identify the needs of the students we serve that this bond proposal helps address.”

Texas school districts do not receive state funding for renovating or building new schools. Instead, they must receive funds through school bond elections. The 2024 Bond will ask voters to consider a $175 million package in one proposition.

Proposition A would include the following:

  • Copperas Cove High School Renovations & Expansion
  • District-Wide Renovations & Upgrades
  • Safety & Security
  • Health/Physical Education/Athletics Facilities Relocation

If voters approve $175 million for Proposition A in May, the estimated impact would be $27.81 per month for a home valued at $200,000, the average market value for a home in Copperas Cove ISD.

Recent legislation delivered the largest property tax cut in Texas history. The combination of compression and the $100,000 homestead exemption cut school district property taxes for homeowners around the state.

Disabled veterans or surviving spouses of a member of the U.S. armed services killed in the line of duty would not see an increase in taxes, even with the passing of the bond, if the disabled veteran was awarded 100 percent disability compensation due to a service-connected disability and a rating of 100 percent disabled or of individual unemployability to a total property tax exemption on the disabled veteran's residence homestead.

“We want to make sure that our community is well-informed with the facts around this bond proposal,” Dr. Burns said. “We will send out information by mail, email, and social media with factual information about the bond propositions.” 

More information about the bond projects, financial impact, and voting locations will be available on the district website at ccisd.cowww.ccisd.com/bond2024.

To register to vote or to find out your registration status, call the Coryell County Elections Department at 254-547-4285, or visit their website at https://coryellcountytax.com/#/elections. The last day to register to vote in the May election is Thursday, April 4.

Early voting begins April 22 and ends April 30, and Election Day is Saturday, May 4.