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State Law - Required Ballot Language

DID YOU KNOW? - In 2019, the Texas Legislature passed a law which requires that all school bond ballot propositions must include the following statement: “This is a property tax increase.” Because this law now exists, regardless whether it is expected there be no increase to the total school district tax rate, all three G-PISD bond propositions will include this language.

If approved by Gregory-Portland ISD voters, homeowners will see no increase in their total tax rate as a result of this bond. G-PISD's current total tax rate is $1.2103 (per $100 valuation), and has declined in the last 15 years. (The total tax rate was $1.61 in 2007, 15 years ago.)

FAQs - Review Answers to Community Questions

Please CLICK HERE, or on the image above, to review answers to questions we've received about topics and projects for Bond 2022. Thank you!


Community Meetings | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Join our Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Cavazos, and her leadership team as they share information and answer your questions about Bond 2022. Meeting dates and times are listed below, and locations/formats for the last three meetings will be added once determined (on or before October 5, 2022). In addition to these 'open forum' meetings for the public, G-PISD leaders are presenting bond information to various community groups and organizations. Thank you!

*The G-PISD Administration Building is located at 1200 Broadway Blvd. in Portland, Texas, next to East Cliff Elementary School. 


G-PISD Bond Finance & Construction Facts

  • Business & Industry funds 89 percent of the tax base, or 89 cents per each tax dollar, for Gregory-Portland ISD schools.
  • The district's total tax rate has declined in the last four years ($1.35 - 2018; $1.26 - 2019; $1.21 - 2020 to current day).
  • There has been no increase to the total tax rate following voter approval of school bonds 2020, 2015, and 2012.
  • G-PISD maintains a Superior FIRST Financial Rating, and A / AA credit ratings for prior bonds managed as a public school district. 
  • All construction projects for bonds 2015 and 2012 have been completed.
  • Bond 2020 construction has begun for the Early Childhood Center and AgriScience Facility. 
  • Groundbreaking ceremonies will be held in the coming school year for new playgrounds at S.F. Austin and T.M. Clark Elementary Schools, and the All-Purpose Indoor Practice Facility. 



The following list of Bond 2022 propositions was approved by unanimous vote (7-0) of the G-PISD School Board on July 18, 2022. More information about each project listed will be communicated to our community via informational meetings.

Meeting opportunities are being communicated via District Updates to all G-PISD families and staff, G-P News e-newsletters for our community subscribers (click here to subscribe), via social media, this website, and more. Please stay tuned, and join us to learn more about Bond 2022.


  • Rebuild T.M. Clark Elementary School - $45,492,007
  • G-P High School Cafeteria Additions & Renovations - $10,227,858
  • Stephen F. Austin Elementary Cafeteria Renovations - $2,043,905
  • Experiential Learning Additions at Elementary Campuses - $6,976,388
  • Family Resource Center, Maintenance and Transportation Facility - $24,936,331
  • New Baseball and Softball Turf Fields - $20,392,969
  • Deferred Maintenance - $2,000,000
  • Safety & Security - $2,000,000
  • All-Purpose Practice Facility - Reimbursement Resolution - $12,469,638 *
  • Early Childhood Center - Reimbursement Resolution - $16,442,649 *
  • Agricultural Science Facility - Reimbursement Resolution - $2,627,275 *


  • Multi-Purpose Center & Fieldhouse - $43,391,906


  • New Visual and Performing Arts Center, including Band Hall - $53,590,000

TOTAL for BOND 2022 (ALL PROPOSITIONS):  $242,590,926

*Reimbursement Resolutions (projects that were, are, or will be completed with District M&O dollars but can be reimbursed with I&S (bond) funds if approved by voters). The three reimbursement resolutions listed under Proposition A are included for the reimbursement of additional costs as a result of significant inflation in the construction industry since the original budgets were established to build those facilities (during the 2019-20 school year).



  • LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE: October 11, 2022
  • LAST DAY FOR BALLOT BY MAIL: October 28, 2022*
  • EARLY VOTING: October 24 - November 4, 2022
  • ELECTION DAY:  November 8, 2022

*RECEIVED, not postmarked, deadline for ballot by mail.


Bond Stakeholder Committee

Bond 2022 was recommended to the School Board by a community-based Bond Stakeholder Committee. Representatives made a presentation to the Board on June 13, 2022, to reveal their feedback and proposed projects for bond election. Please CLICK HERE to view videos, presentation materials, and more regarding this committee.


Facilities Master Plan

G-PISD partnered with Cooperative Strategies, widely-renown experts for school facility planning in Texas, to analyze our existing facilities and make recommendations with the involvement of a G-P community-based Facilities Steering Committee. 

Please CLICK HERE, or below, to access the findings from our Facilities Master Plan as presented to our School Board in February 2022. Please also keep in mind that our Board of Trustees and Superintendent are thoroughly reviewing this report, and a final plan with next steps for the district have yet to be fully determined. Thank you!

G-P Community Member Mark Lara provided comments on behalf of the committee regarding the master plan process and outcomes during a Feb. 7, 2022, School Board meeting (CLICK HERE to access the video recording from that meeting).




Please CLICK HERE, or below, to view a slide deck containing more information about Bond 2022.



Gregory-Portland employees are encouraged to review our Bond Guidelines - Employee DO's and DONT'S for Bond 2022.

If you have further questions, please contact our Office of Communications at 361.777.1091, ext. 1045. Thank you!



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EMAIL: bond@g-pisd.org

CALL: 361.777.1091, ext. 1045



Please CLICK HERE to view the latest progress, and information that was previously released for Bond 2020.