AUSTIN (KXAN) - On May 11, the district is asking people to consider a $892 million bond package.
Earlier this month, the the League of Women Voters, which is a non-partisan educational group, hosted an information session for the public.
AISD approved a bond election, on February 27, 2013, after the recommendation from a citizen bond advisory committee. For nine months the group collected input from the different schools and staff. There are four different propositions.
- Equipment for technology, health and improving energy conservation
- Cost: $140.5 million
- Building new Schools for overcrowding
- Safety and security
- Improving facilities for fine arts, physical education and athletics
- Cost: $233.9 million
- Repairs for aging schools
- infrastructure renovations
- Safeguard investments
- and School library renovations
- Cost: $349.1 million
- Academic initiatives
- Facility improvements for for fine arts, physical education and the old Anderson High School.
- Cost: $168.5 million
Voters will be able to pick and choose which parts of the plan they think are worth the money.
If the entire package passes, it would cost homeowners with a house valued at $200,000 about $70 a year which is about $5.85 a month.
People over 65 would not be impacted with a homestead exemption.
Property tax for a business would be about $178 a year on a median value of about $509,385
Early voting for the bond election runs from April 29 to May 7. Election day is May 11.
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