Proposition D asks voters to consider an event center, which would be a multi-use and flexible event space. The Curtis Culwell Center in Garland ISD is an example of a nearby Event Center that is owned and operated by a school district. If approved and constructed, Plano ISD anticipates using the Event Center for the following types of events:
- Special Events
A dedicated Event Center would save Plano ISD approximately $275,000 annually in cost avoidance by not having to rent and lease spaces for the types of events shown above. For additional financial information related to the proposed center, view our Bond Election FAQs.
An Event Center has not yet been designed. The actual design would follow voter approval on the election, and the district would engage a number of stakeholders to get a variety of perspectives before finalizing a design. The $130 million budget is based on a facility that includes approximately 8,500 seats and features similar to the Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. Plano ISD could also rent the facility to outside organizations for non-school-sponsored community and special events.
What Will I See On My Ballot?
The Event Center will be listed as Proposition D on your ballot. To view your complete sample ballot, visit the Collin County Elections webpage.
Voters will be asked to vote FOR or AGAINST the issuance of $130 million in bonds for recreational and extracurricular facilities. The ballot will also state the imposition of a tax sufficient to pay the principal of, and interest on, the bonds. This refers to the district’s I&S rate, and Plano ISD can afford to pay for these bonds at the current rate.