An Exclusive Investment Opportunity: The Gathering Place

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Education Revenue Bonds
TGP Public Schools d/b/a The Gathering Place
Series 2022

Series 2022A Education Revenue Bonds $25,135,000*
Series 2022B Taxable Education Revenue Bonds $180,000*

HJ Sims is pleased to serve as sole underwriter for The Gathering Place, a single-site charter school in its second year of operations in San Antonio, Texas.

The Gathering Place is one of the only public schools offering project-based learning (“PBL”) in San Antonio and the surrounding market. The school currently serves K-3 students, and will grow organically by one grade level per year to reach K-8. The Gathering Place is already educating over 500 students in year two of operation for grades K-3 due to the high-demand PBL model. At full enrollment, the school will serve more than 1,400 students each year. The school received 461 applications for an estimated 175 new seats available for the 2022-23 school year, leaving 286 students on the waitlist.

About the Bonds

  • Series 2022A Education Revenue Bonds $25,135,000*
    • Non-rated, tax-exempt
    • Bonds are exempt from Federal Income Tax
    • Minimum denominations of $5,000
    • Interest will be payable on February 15 and August 15 of each year, commencing February 15, 2023
    • First principal payment: August 15, 2029
    • Final maturity: August 15, 2062 (multiple maturities offered)
  • Series 2022B Taxable Education Revenue Bonds $180,000*
    • Minimum denominations of $5,000
    • Interest will be payable on February 15 and August 15 of each year, commencing February 15, 2023
    • Principal payment: August 15, 2024

Use of Bond Proceeds

  • Exercise lease purchase option for land and buildings
  • Fund playground for school
  • Fund debt service reserve fund & costs of issuance


  • Secured by a Construction Fund
  • Secured by a Debt Service Reserve Fund
  • Gross revenue pledge

 Key Financial Covenants

  • 1.10x Debt Service Coverage Ratio, tested annually
  • 45 Days Cash on Hand ratio, tested annually

We are currently accepting indications of interest for these tax-exempt bonds with an expected pricing the week of April 25, 2022, and anticipated settlement during the week of May 9, 2022. For more information including risks, please read the Preliminary Official Statement in its entirety. If you have interest in purchasing these bonds, please contact your HJ Sims financial professional as soon as possible.

*Subject to change

No dealer, broker, salesperson, or other person has been authorized to give any information or to make any representation other than those contained in the Preliminary Official Statement and, if given or made, such other information or representation should not be relied upon as having been authorized by the Issuer, the Borrower, or the Underwriters. The information set forth herein has been obtained from the Issuer, Borrower, and other sources that are believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness by, and is not construed as a representation of, the Underwriters. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Under no circumstances shall this constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any offering or solicitation will be made only to investors pursuant to the Preliminary Official Statement, which should be read in its entirety. Investments involve risk including the possible loss of principal. HJ Sims is a member of FINRA and SIPC, and is not affiliated with TGP Public Schools d/b/a The Gathering Place.