Alief ISD Voters Vote on Bond Propositions, Trustees in November 2 Election

Alief ISD voters had the opportunity to vote on four bond propositions and four school Trustee positions on November 2, 2021.

Below are the unofficial results of these elections.

Bond Propositions

This is the district’s first bond election since 2015 and second since 2003.

Proposition A, which includes funding for Safety and Security, New Buses, rebuilding two existing Elementary Schools, a new Agricultural Science Center, Fine Arts and CTE equipment and district-wide modernization passed by a margin of 3,783 votes to 2,451. Proposition A totaled $482.5 million and was the largest of the four propositions on the ballot and the largest proposition in Alief ISD history.

Proposition B, which includes resurfacing, rebuilding of the district’s tennis courts, scoreboard replacements throughout the district, dugout replacements, resurfacing of ball fields and turf replacement passed by a vote of 3,115 to 3,069. Proposition B totaled $9.1 million.

Proposition C, which included a new playing surface and track at Crump Stadium, a new video scoreboard at Crump Stadium, a renovated, modern press box at the stadium, renovation of locker rooms and miscellaneous renovations defeated by a vote of 3,273 to 2,913. Proposition C totaled $19.4 million. Crump Stadium was built in 1974 and undergone only minimal renovations since that time.

Proposition D, which includes updating campus device inventories, providing student devices, providing teacher devices as well as devices for online testing and a robust strategic replacement cycle passed by a vote of 3,563 to 2,625. Proposition D totaled $30.6 million.

Trustee Positions

Darlene Breaux was re-elected to the Position 4 seat in the Board of Trustees election. Breaux received 3,507 votes to defeat Debby Pepper with 1,649 votes. Breaux was first elected to the Position 4 seat in 2017.

Harvey Anh Tong was elected to the Position 5 seat formerly held by Trustee John Nguyen. Tong received 2,395 votes to defeat Donald Murphy Guillory who received 1,541 votes and Randal Stewart who received 1,352 votes.

Jennifer Key was re-elected to the Position 6 seat she has held since 2017. Key received 3,359 votes while challenger Ronald “RB” Franklin received 1,732.

Gregg Patrick was elected to the Position 7 seat formerly held by Trustee Natasha Butler. Patrick received 2,911 votes to defeat Damon Barone who received 2,226 votes.

Plans for a potential Bond Referendum began in November 2020 when the Alief ISD Board of Trustees approved the formation of an 88-member Bond Steering Committee. The independent committee began meeting in January and members included parents, teachers, business owners, elected officials, community members and leaders.

After months of presentations, tours and deliberations, the Committee formally made their recommendation to the Board in August. Their recommendation was made after careful consideration of both the needs of the District and the cost to taxpayers.

On August 3, the Board voted to call a Bond Referendum (election) consisting of four propositions totaling $541.7 million on November 2, 2021.

“Thanks to the voters in Alief who voted in the 2021 Bond Referendum election. I am grateful that three of the four propositions passed and the voters saw the need for each item included. It is exciting that every campus will benefit from these propositions in some way. While we are disappointed that all four propositions did not pass, we will immediately begin prioritizing each project so that we are able to impact as many students as we can as quickly as we can,” said Superintendent HD Chambers. “The passage of these referendums would not have been possible without the hard work of the Alief ISD 2021 Bond Steering Committee, led by community member Ed Ryland. These community leaders gave many hours of their time pouring through a tremendous amount of information to ensure that these Bond Referendums meet the need of all Alief ISD students. I look forward to demonstrating to our community that Alief ISD will use the funds and resources provided to us effectively and efficiently”.