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Voters Approve Bond Measure to Address Growth, Safety and Facility Improvements

Voters Approve Bond Measure to Address Growth, Safety and Facility Improvements
Posted on 11/08/2017
Bond 2017 November 7, 2017 Election Approved

 Bond 2017 November 7, 2017 Election Approved

 

Voters approved a $454.4 million bond package on Election Day, allowing Leander ISD to address growth, safety and facility improvements in one of the state’s fastest growing districts.  


The bond allows the district, which is slated to welcome 1,200 new students per year, to address growth by:


  • building four new schools in four years;

  • purchasing land for nine future schools;

  • expanding Leander Middle School and Vandegrift High School;

  • expanding instructional spaces for career programs in its high schools;

  • replacing outdated technology throughout the district.


LISD plans to phase project construction over the next four to five years, starting with the construction of Elementary School No. 27.


The final, unofficial vote total of 9,969 included 66 percent in favor of the measure. Travis County voters approved of the proposition at 67 percent, and 65 percent approved in Williamson County.


“I want to thank our community, the 155 volunteers who created the bond recommendation and our Board of Trustees for its guidance during this process,” Superintendent Dan Troxell, Ph.D., said. “It is extraordinary to be a part of a school system where families and educators come together as one community, with one purpose, to support one LISD.”


The district will begin considering the next steps of this bond, including the location, construction and attendance area process for Elementary School No. 27 at the Nov. 16 regular meeting. Trustees will discuss the construction phases for the proposed projects, as well as the formation of a standing citizen’s advisory committee to oversee bond projects and continue the discussion on how LISD addresses growth.


Trustees will officially canvas the vote totals before the Nov. 16 regular meeting. For a complete lists of projects from the LISD bond, please visit www.leanderisd.org/bond2017/.
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