Every Child, Every School Canutillo Bond 2022
Every Child, Every School Canutillo Bond to go out to Voters in November
Posted on 08/23/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Every Child, Every School Canutillo Bond to go out to Voters in NovemberVoters in the Canutillo Independent School District will vote on a $264 million bond referendum that, if approved, would help the District address critical needs in safety and security, growth, equity and student programming at schools throughout Canutillo. The Every Child, Every School: Canutillo Bond 2022 will be included in the November general election ballot.

The project list for the Bond includes:
● $14 million for safety and security upgrades at every school and facility in the district, including construction of safety vestibules at every campus and improvements to camera systems and other technology for patrolling.
● The reconstruction of Canutillo Middle School and major deferred maintenance investments to existing elementary schools in the historic Canutillo communities to address facility equity issues.
● The relocation of Alderete Middle School to a new campus in the 79911 ZIP code, as well as a classroom wing addition to Reyes Elementary School to address rapid growth in new Canutillo neighborhoods.
● A classroom wing addition to Canutillo High School to address deficiencies in student programming and instruction in fine arts, career and technical education and athletics.
● $25 million for the construction of a new classroom wing at Northwest Early College High School.

The Bond also includes a proposition that, if approved, would provide $8.4 million to pay for the computers and technology the District purchased to provide each student
a laptop device to take home during the COVID pandemic in 2020.

“Canutillo is the highest-performing school district in the region and the work our students and teachers do in our classrooms is evident by the Triple-A rating we received from the Texas Education Agency as well as the Best Small School District in Texas designation we received from the HEB Foundation,” said Superintendent Dr. Pedro Galaviz. “If the voters of the District decide to support this initiative, the facilities in our District – which on average are nearly 25 years old – would match the level of instruction that is happening inside our classrooms.”

If approved, the Every Child, Every School Canutillo Bond would add up to 3 cents to the CISD tax rate. On an average Canutillo home, which is valued at $223,258, the impact of the bond would add around $5 a month to the homeowners school tax bill.

Canutillo officials have spent months meeting with stakeholders and campus leadership to assess needs and address concerns in the wake of the unsuccessful 2021 bond referendum. Board President Sergio Coronado said the Canutillo community was clear on its message of support for student success and the need for greater avenues for accountability and transparency.

The Board will soon vote on the adoption of a legally-binding Contract with the Voters, a resolution that outlines the list of projects that will be addressed by the Bond, set timelines for completion of projects and establishes commitments to layers of accountability that include the creation of a citizen oversight committee and the publishing of a Bond portal that will allow the public to track the progress of each of the projects in the bond.

“We are asking the voters of the District to consider this bond and make a decision on where they want Canutillo ISD to go in the future,” Coronado said. “We know we have some work to do to address questions and concerns our community has brought up. The Board, along with the Administration, vows to work diligently to communicate to the public the facts and figures of this bond, and to answer any question and concern that comes up during the bond.”

Election Day for the Every Child, Every School Canutillo Bond is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Early voting is from Monday, Oct. 24, to Friday, Nov. 4.

For more information about the Bond, including a complete list of projects, tax calculations, documents from previous bond programs and a calendar of upcoming events, visit the Every Child, Every School Canutillo Bond portal at