Lauren Jones Brittain
Thank you, Angleton ISD, for wanting the best for our students. Because we are Wildcats.
I’m not from here and when I learned how many high schools Angleton has had and built I was shocked. I graduated from a high school that was built in 1966 and it’s still there and have a nephew that just graduated. They have added on over the years. I’ve also heard the new high school is actually smaller than what is now the junior high. Looks bigger but with less square footage.
Ninety million dollars on a school that is still considered brand new? That doesn’t make a ton of sense to me. This feels like there might be some kind of collusion with the city and whoever is doing the contract work.
Freddie Yola Quintana
They need to do all Brazoria County schools that way as well. There are so many that need what they need as well, just saying. Good luck to all schools
Love how this is worded as if the sports facility improvements isn’t 90 percent of the cost and isn’t the main reason for the proposal. “Let’s list classrooms and bathrooms and sneak in improvements to sports facilities at the end.”
Ninety million dollars sure would make a lot of teachers happy if you put that toward pay increases.
Angleton ISD needs to take lessons from Brazosport ISD.
That could have gone toward better pay for the teachers and other more important things.
Lisa Zirlott Westergaard
How many times is Angleton going to rebuild and modify the high school?
I have got to get out of Angleton.
They need to put some aside for teachers salary raises. Ninety million dollars seems excessive for just school improvements.
Peyton Jennifer Brannan
Isn’t the school pretty much brand new?
Wish they would put some of that money toward these elementary schools.
The high school is over capacity, and since it is an open campus, students from other cities can attend. The now middle school was about 20 years old when the high school was built.
Donna Spoor Lewis
All of you complaining about money being used on the softball field must not realize the majority of that field was done by the parents and donations in the community. The girls deserve a softball equivalent to the boys field. As was stated earlier, we have been to state twice in the last four years. The girls deserve improvements. The 16 classrooms for the CTE are needed. Have any of you been in the welding room, Ag classroom, etc.? Our school needs the CTE facility. I personally know how small those rooms are and they need more room. Not everyone goes to college, and skills for welders, millwrights, culinary, machinists, plumbers and electricians are needed now more than ever.
That’ll be a big no for me. Taxes are out of control for this district.
This is a request for a $90 million increase in property tax revenues. How much of your property taxes already are used to pay down debt (including interest) from previous bond elections? The info is available if you care to look. It would probably change a lot of minds.
Michelle Carpenter Powless
I am constantly reminded of a comment made by a popular, daytime radio talk show host. The buildings are more known for what’s outside versus the inside. What’s outside is greater than what’s inside.
If a person wants to learn, they do not have to have a fancy facility to do it in.
Wanda Odom Guthrie
No wonder our taxes are so darn high. Sell some of the school properties that are sitting vacant. That would be better than taxing us to death.
Heck no. You might as well build a second and rival high school across town.
I hope this means they’re going to get a pool in the high school instead of the kids having to walk to the junior high.
Toni Hays Kersey-Esq
They didn’t build it right to start with and now have to upgrade. Glad my kids are out of there now to move from the school district.
And they can’t even give the teachers a raise. That’s pitiful.
Angleton is an open district? Does that mean I can move to Brazoria and pay lower taxes but my kid can still attend Angleton high school?
$5.6 million per classroom. What a deal.
Hopefully it’s a new softball field. They are always winning but the facilities don’t show it.
Henry Kersey Jr.
Nope. You should have built it big enough the first time.
Need to break it down more. $90 million for rooms and restrooms seems about $89 million off. Tell us what the rest is for.
Sounds like poor planning from the beginning.
The softball fields need to be redone. Brand new. Add parking spaces in the grass by the football stadium. What else would need to be done? It’s new. Let’s focus on the junior high that has been the same for how many years now? Or parking for Westside as we have way too many parents and not enough spaces for everyone.
$90 million and all it will add is 16 rooms and bathrooms? Maybe they need a second opinion.
Should have thought about growth instead of cosmetic changes when it was built.
Stefan Marie Uribe
I know someone who will do it for 1/4 the price and a 12 pack. Then give the rest the the janitors and teachers.
Abbey N Brandon Olivares
I don’t even live in Angleton and I think that’s nuts. That school is like a college already. $90 million for restrooms and classrooms. I wonder we’re the other $85 million is going.
Wendy Lou Williamson Bryant
Are you kidding me? Why does Angleton ISD think that it is OK to ask for more bond money this soon? They should have planned better.
Everything they have is brand new. They should have planned better It’s not the taxpayers’ fault they did not look far enough ahead to see problems.
Honestly, the price tag probably has more to do with the career and technology building, transportation center and classrooms. Not saying the renovations to the baseball and softball fields won’t take quite a bit of money (especially if they are wanting it on par with the football stadium), but I don’t think it will take the majority of the bond.
What for? They just got a new field and building.
I don’t even live in Angleton anymore and I think the schools are getting ridiculous.
So what’s going on in Angleton? Why the growth?
Shaquille O’neal’s Florida mansion is 35,000 square feet, comes with 12 master suite bedrooms, a 17-car garage, 90-foot swimming pool and a full indoor basketball court. Total cost: $22 million.
Ninety million dollars? That high school is brand new.
If you’ve got “growth money” then you have “pay your teachers better” money.