Rapid growth has districts pleading with voters to pass bond packages

More schools are asking for multi-million dollar bonds to be passed as districts struggle to deal with the growth in Central Texas.

In Round Rock, the district is asking for just under $300 million on the May ballot, according to a release from the school board.

There are three propositions in all:

  • The first is for overall growth, maintenance and technology money for the district.
  • The second is to expand tech access in campuses.
  • And the third is for building a pair of fine arts venues.

The district calculates as a whole it will cost the average homeowner an additional $3.55 a month. The most recent Round Rock ISD bond was approved six years ago.

Dripping Springs ISD is asking voters to push through more than $92 million in their bond package.

Among the needs the district outlines: a new elementary school and middle school, a new multi-purpose stadium behind Dripping Springs High School, along with a baseball and softball complex, and a new road connecting Dripping Springs High School to U.S. Highway 290.

The district estimates an increase between $10 and $11 per month on the average-price home in the district.

On Monday, Pflugerville ISD OK’d $287 million in the next bond election. If approved by voters, money will go to building new schools, safety features and improving technology. The proposal goes to voters on May 10th.

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