Kingsland voters express opposition to Llano ISD bond

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Voters in the Llano School District will consider a $33 million bond package on Saturday.

Since posting a story earlier this week about the bond, many people in the Kingsland area spoke out in opposition to the bond.

Most of the money would pay for a new elementary school and renovations at a junior high in Llano. That doesn’t sit well with some people in Kingsland who say the bond plan ignores the needs of their community.

“I’d rather see them put more of the bond money, coming to maybe, Kingsland, to build something here,” said Ashley Turner. “We only have an elementary school.”

“It’s interesting that they came up with the $33 million bond to build the infrastructure in Llano when it’s really needed more in Kingsland,” added Zane Lewis.

The bond plan also calls for more than $3.5 million for sports fields. Llano’s superintendent says the bond would not raise taxes on homeowners in the district.

Seven other school districts will have the chance to approve or turn down bonds on Saturday.

Round Rock ISD has the biggest bond package on the ballot at $299 million. Other districts with bond votes Saturday include Dripping Springs, Eanes, Hays, Manor, Marble Falls and Pflugerville ISD.

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