Lamar CISD Student Safety Remains Priority Despite Too Few Votes for 2023 Traylor Bond

Nov 08, 2023 | Lamar CISD Communications

November 8, 2023 – Rosenberg, Texas – Unfortunately, the Lamar CISD 2023 Traylor Bond did not receive enough votes to pass. The $15 million single proposition would have covered multiple safety renovations and improvements to Guy K. Traylor Stadium, including:

  • Bleacher repairs
  • Foundation repairs
  • Roof repairs
  • Locker room repairs
  • Turf replacement
  • LED lighting

“We were truly hoping for a different outcome. Last year, we made plans to adjust this year’s budget to fund the cost of the turf replacement, but the repairs needed at Traylor Stadium are significant, and this is going to be a challenge,” Lamar CISD Superintendent Dr. Roosevelt Nivens said.

The renovations were listed to prioritize functionality, but also the safety of students, staff, and visitors. Although the bond did not pass, repairs are still needed as things wear out in time.

Earlier this year, the Lamar CISD Athletic Department adopted budget cuts to replace the turf in response to athletic propositions D and E not passing during the 2022 Bond. Additionally, several changes were made at the beginning of the school year that have impacted student and fan access, including game schedules and program availability.

Lamar CISD serves more than 44,500 students and maintains a commitment of excellence to the students, staff, and community. We thank our community members for participating in the bond election and will continue working together for student success and safety.

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