Background Timeline
  • 1927 Community Ed Building constructed. Additions and renovations in 1970, 1976, and 1977. Field house added in 1931, and Rock Gym in 1938.
  • 1930 Central Office constructed. An addition constructed in 1965; Renovated for BISD in 2018.
  • 1950: The building that now serves as our ECLC was constructed. Additions and renovations in 1961,1973,1986, 2016.
  • 1963: The building that now serves as our Junior High School was constructed. Additions in 1967, 1974, and 1984.
  • 1970: The building that now serves as our Middle School was constructed. Additions and renovations in 2014; A driveway was added in 2007.
  • 1987: The building that now serves as Krause Elementary was constructed. Addition in 1998.
  • 1990s Maintenance facilities established.
  • Bond passed for $23,600,000.  This was used to build a new high school and auditorium.
  • 1997 Current Brenham High School Constructed. A few additions constructed since that time (MCJROTC and Kruse Field House).
  • 2000s Transportation facilities established.
  • Bond failed for $35,000,000 that was for constructing, renovating, acquiring, and equipping school buildings in the District and the purchase of necessary sites for school buildings.
  • Bond passed for $10,000,000 which built current Brenham Elementary. 
  • 2006: Construction of current Brenham Elementary.
  • Bond passed for $25,957,339 which built Alton Elementary and renovated Brenham Middle School.
  • 2014: Construction of current Alton Elementary.
  • Meeting Theme: Data Analysis
    -School Finance Presentation
    -Revenue Sources: Local, State Federal
    -Tax Rates: Maintenance & Operations, General Operating, Interest & Sinking
    -Debt Service budget
    -Tax Rate History
    -Review of Facility Condition Assessments
    -Breakdown of campuses and facilities
    -Costs overview, cost summary by campus, cost summary by disciplines
    -Tour of Brenham Junior High: Observation of facility condition, & current vs future needs
  • Projections from September 2021 report professionally calculated by Templeton Demographics showed an increase of almost 900 within 10-years. Brenham ISD is expected to enroll approximately 5,300 students by 2026-27 and more than 5,600 by 2030-31. 
  • Meeting Theme: Non-BISD Facilities Tour Meeting Summary
    -Tour of elementary, middle, and high school campuses built by a bond
    -Viewed academic classrooms, CTE & elective facilities, front office set up, cafeteria, parking, safety, and security features, etc. on each campus
    -Took notes and photos of items or areas that could be an efficient way  to address a facility need for Brenham ISD
    -Asked questions to facilities manager(s) on each campus on tours
  • Meeting Theme: Growth in Brenham and District
    -Demographic Report
    -Present Washington County and Brenham ISD current and future growth data
    -Recap of Campus Tours seen on meeting 2
    -Discussed great ideas from campus tours that could address a Brenham ISD campus need
    -Established common ideas that may be utilized for District needs
    -Presentation by Program directors: CTE & Fine Arts
    -Department overview: current facilities, equipment, enrollment, projected growth, needs,  and benefits to students and community
    -Tour of Brenham High School: Observation of facility condition, & current vs future needs

  • Bond Committee Members toured Community Education Building, and Field House at Cub Stadium
    -Observation of facility condition, & current vs future needs
  • Meeting Theme: District Programs 
    -Maintenance
    -Accessibility (ADA)
    -Maintenance Operations
    -Building needs
    -Health & Safety 
    -Review of safety audit results (2020)
    -Needs identified from report & breakdown by campus
    -Technology 
    -Campus technology review and needs
    -Classroom technology review and needs
    -Athletics
    -Review of the program and athletic facilities
    -Needs for athletics to be compliant for Title 9 or ADA
    -Tour of ECLC campus: Observation of facility condition, & current vs future needs

  • Meeting Theme: Aging Facilities and Evolving Learning Environments
    -Review charge, bond history, tax revenue
    -Focus groups: Infrastructure and Deferred Maintenance, Fine Arts, Technology, Security, CTE, and Athletics
    -Tour Krause Elementary: Observation of facility condition, & current vs future needs
  • Meeting Theme: Prioritization 
    -Financing Overview & Tax Rate Impact Summary Presentation
    -Review Charge 
    -Review shared project scopes and cost
    -Review worksheet including project scopes, cost, tax impact
    -Tour Brenham Middle School: Observation of facility condition, & current vs future needs
  • Meeting Theme: Final Prioritization
    -Review charge
    -Recap proof-of-concept, grade level alignments, projects, sample project packages, top priorities
    -Committee Consensus
  • Bond Committee presented Brenham ISD Bond 2022 Single Proposition to Brenham ISD School Board for consideration 
  • Brenham ISD School Board called the Bond as presented by Bond Planning Committee