Bond election set for November 2

The Commerce ISD Board of Trustees voted to hold a bond election for the construction of a new middle school on November 2. Also included in Proposition A, totaling $62.5 million, would be renovation and turf install at baseball and softball fields, new restrooms and concessions next to the stadium, construction of a new agriculture facility with pens and a shop and a band practice area and ball field parking. Proposition B calls for the construction of a multipurpose facility adjacent to the stadium which would host fine arts and athletic events, student field days and community events such as concerts and sports tournaments. Proposition B comes in at $5.5 million. The total bond package totals $68 million. 


The tax rate is expected to increase to $1.46 from the current $1.31. To measure the impact on your household, use the tax rate calculator. For more information, click here


The current middle school was built in 1967 and served as Commerce High School until 2000 when it was renovated to house middle school students. 


Superintendent Charlie Alderman will present information about the upcoming bond election at civic organizations throughout the community.