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Godley ISD Bond 2024

Godley ISD school board trustees called a bond election for the May 4 ballot during a special meeting on February 7, 2024, at Godley High School.  If approved, the district will build a new elementary school, renovate and expand the Godley Middle School and build a new auditorium.

Registered voters residing within Godley ISD boundaries will be asked to consider a $365,000,000 proposal that will provide funding for: new facilities, repair and maintenance of existing facilities, safety and security upgrades, technology infrastructure and expanded space for students to participate in fine arts and agriculture programs. 

All projects in the proposal are planned to meet the needs of a growing student population. Conservative estimates suggest that Godley ISD’s enrollment will increase from 3,000 students to more than 4,000 students in the next five years. The bond proposal calls for a new elementary school and an addition at the middle school to create space for more than 1,000 additional students.

In May 2023, voters rejected an $889 million dollar proposal that would have provided space for an additional 5,000 students. Last October, the Long Range Facility Planning Committee went back to work developing a new proposal. Their new recommendation addresses imminent growth in middle and elementary grades and critical maintenance and renovations of existing facilities. The recommendation also includes a new transportation center and buses, a district-wide auditorium to be constructed at Godley High School and an expansion of the Ag Project Center. Financial experts have confirmed GISD will be able to repay $365 million in bonds with no change to the $0.50 debt service tax rate.

“I am grateful for the action our school board took to address the growing population in the Godley community,” Superintendent Dr. Rich Dear said. “Some people don’t realize that the boundaries of our district cover more than 122 square miles in three counties. This plan will help us stay just ahead of the growth that is coming our way.

GISD residents will vote on the propositions during Early Voting set for April 22-30 and on Election Day, which is Sat., May 4.


  • Build a new elementary school (740 student capacity)

  • Renovate and expand Godley Middle School (increase capacity from 550 to 1,200 students)

  • Renovate R.B. Godley Elementary School

  • Renovate Legacy Elementary School

  • Build a new transportation facility

  • Purchase new school buses

  • Improve safety and security infrastructure

  • Improve technology infrastructure

  • Build a special education classroom addition at Godley High School

  • Pave The WILD parking lot

  • Replace major building components at Godley 6th Grade Campus

  • Build a new district-wide auditorium at GHS

  • Expand the Ag Project Center to include more animal bays and restrooms for ag and tennis

  • Purchase land for future schools

Project details are available for review at

  • Bond 2024
  • Long Range Facility Planning 2023
  • School Board