Miramesa Sister Community Recognized by Texas Association of School Boards
Miramesa’s sister community, Stone Gate, has been recognized by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) for its contributions to local Cypress Fairbanks ISD schools, as a result of an initiative instituted by Miramesa and Stone Gate developer, Land Tejas.
TASB honored the 1,800-acre master-planned community for “standing up” for public schools with generous donations to schools young Stone Gate residents attend.
Stone Gate donates to the schools as part of the Adopt-a-School program, created 20 years ago by Land Tejas , which provides funds for the purchase of educational items such as computers, library books and more to schools zoned to Land Tejas’ many communities.
Each community controls its own Adopt-a-School funds, which are generated through a fee assessed at the time a home is sold. The fund is administered by the board of directors of the community’s homeowners association.
In August, the Stone Gate Home Owners Association provided Lamkin Elementary School with $5,700 to fund the purchase of approximately 50 tablets for fifth-grade students to use in their financial literacy program.
In the future, Stone Gate also will present Birkes Elementary with 60 Kindle Fires for use in fourth-grade classrooms. Postma Elementary is slated to receive $5,000 of which $2,100 will fund new teaching software. The remainder will be used for further teacher education and classroom items. Stone Gate donations to the three elementary schools will total $15,800 just for this fall.
Cypress Fairbanks schools serving Miramesa also benefit from the Adopt-a-School program. The 780-acre community located within top-selling Canyon Lakes West offers a relaxed lifestyle, resort-style amenities and a range of home choices priced from the $200,000s. Students attend Rennell Elementary School, Anthony Middle School and Cypress Springs High School.
Land Tejas is one of the most prolific developers of master-planned communities in the Greater Houston area, developing more than 10,000 acres across 20 communities. In addition to providing educational donations through the Adopt-a-School program, Land Tejas made a record-breaking 14th donation to the Greater Houston Builders Association Benefit Home Project in 2015, giving a homesite to be used to build a home with donated materials, labor and services. Proceeds from the home’s sale benefit Texas Children’s Cancer Center, the Alzheimer’s Association and HomeAid Houston.
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