Central Texas election: School districts decide on multi-million dollar bond packages

Austin, Texas – 17 school districts in Central Texas had multimillion-dollar bonds to vote on in May’s election.

In Williamson County, Leander ISD’s bond package was the highest at nearly $760 million.

Leander ISD voters had three proposals to consider. More than 60% voted in favor of proposals A, B and C, which focus on safety, technology and infrastructure and the renovation of older structures.

“Our I&S is now at $0.33. That’s the tax rate side,” said Leander ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing. “The interest on the downside financing the debt in the district and that tax rate will remain the same whether the bonds pass or default. We will stay at 33 pence.”

In Jarrell ISD, 75 percent of voters decided in favor of the $325 million bond. This will involve building two new elementary schools and a new middle school, expanding CTE programs, and purchasing more fleets.

“First up would be our number four elementary school,” said board member Deborah Benavidez of the Jarrell ISD bond. “And so, we already have land for those that have been donated by developers or have already been bought by our allies in previous bonds.”

At Hutto ISD, nearly 60 percent of voters decided in favor of Proposition A and B, which focus on building and improving schools and educational technology.


In Hays County, the nearly $368 million Hays CISD bond package was split into four offerings focused on academics and growth, theater and fine arts, technology, and outdoor pavilions.

The results show that more than 50 percent of voters voted in favor of proposals A, B and C. 55 percent voted against proposal D.

Leander, Jarrell, Hutto and Hays County DSIs say these bond packages will not affect the property tax rate.

The results become official later this month after the board reviews returns.

Bastrop ISD

    Comal ISD

      Coupland DSI

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          Eane ISD

            There is CISD

              Hutto ISD

                Jarrell ISD

                  DSI of Johnson City

                  As of Sunday, May 7, the results are unknown.

                  Leander ISD

                    DSI of Lexington

                      Liberty Hill DS

                        Llano ISD

                          McDade ISD

                            Nixon Smiley CISD

                              San Marco CISD

                                Waelder DSI

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