KATY, Texas - The Katy school board approved a $748 million bond that lumps new schools, renovations and a new stadium into one proposal on Monday night.
Voters have already turned down a proposal for a new stadium, so the school board went back to the drawing board and came up with a proposal they say is designed for growth. It will be on the ballot in November.
Many Katy residents are frustrated with the proposal because they wanted the bond split up.
"What I'm against is it being one bond. I want the right to vote for the stadium up or down and that's my main point, and that's my main issue," said one resident with whom we spoke.
"I think it's selfish for people to say they're not voting for the bond based on something that's such a small percentage of the bond, like the stadium. It's 11 percent of the bond," said one proponent.
Some residents have placed signs around town saying students are being used as pawns to get a new stadium.
If the bond is approved by voters, Katy ISD says it will cost the average homeowner $10 more per year.
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