BOND 2023

Tuloso-Midway ISD Board Approves Bond Proposal

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — The Tuloso-Midway  Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved calling a School Bond Election for November 7, 2023.

A significant number of planning meetings made up of Tuloso-Midway ISD parents, TMISD staff and community members  developed the proposal in conjunction with the development of the district 5-year strategic plan. Their primary task was to develop and present to the Board of Trustees a long-term plan that included a recommendation for implementation.

“I want to thank our board, staff, and community for their work to help get us to this point,” Tuloso-Midway ISD Superintendent Steve VanMatre said. “This group is dedicated to the students of TMISD. They examined all areas of need around the district and came up with a plan to continue our strategic goals.”  Additionally, “We are excited to embark on these transformative projects that will shape the future of our district, our commitment to providing exceptional educational opportunities and fostering a safe environment for our students remains unwavering.”

Texas school districts do not receive state funding for renovating or building new schools. Instead, they must receive funds through school bond elections. The District has funded numerous major projects without asking for voter support.  The last successful bond election was in 2011. The 2023 Bond will ask voters to consider a $164 million package in three propositions.

Proposition A is for $152 million and would include the following:

  • New Junior High School

  • New CTE Center

  • Safety & Security

  • New Buses and Transportation Vehicles

  • District-Wide Maintenance


Proposition B is for $7.8 million and would include the following:

  • Natatorium Upgrades and Maintenance


Proposition C is for $5 million and would include the following:

  • Athletic Upgrades


In 2019, Texas Legislators passed a new law as part of House Bill 3 that requires all bond propositions for any school district to have the phrase “THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE’’ on all ballot language for bond propositions. Due to this requirement, all voters will see this statement on the official ballot language, even if the tax dollar amount is frozen and will not exceed the tax ceiling.

Homeowners age 65 and older will not be impacted by the passage of the bond propositions if they have filed for and received the Over 65 Homestead Exemption with their local County Central Appraisal District. Their school district taxes will not exceed the frozen dollar amount.

Early voting begins October 23 and ends November 3, and Election Day is Tuesday, November 7.