Georgetown ISD holding $160M bond election

FILE - Georgetown ISD (GISD) School Bus (KXAN FIle Photo)
FILE - Georgetown ISD (GISD) School Bus (KXAN FIle Photo)

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — The Georgetown Independent School District is holding a bond election this November to meet the overwhelming demand for more school facilities. The population is expected to climb by 15 percent over the next three years.

The $160 million bond includes building the district’s fourth middle school and adding a new elementary school to replace Purl Elementary.

What the Bond Includes:
 $31.4M to replace Purl ES
$27M to complete GISD’s 4th Middle School
$26.1M to renovate Tippet MS
$23.4M for Georgetown HS upgrades
$14.8M to turn Williams ES into an admin. building

The bond would also renovate Tippit Middle School, Georgetown High School and Williams Elementary.

Money would also be provided for technology upgrades, new buses, and land acquisition for the inevitable future growth.

It is expected to add five cents to the total tax rate. It works out to a $93 increase for a $200,000 home. Georgetown ISD voters approved a $137.3 million bond in 2010.

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