DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — In a special meeting Wednesday, the Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to call for a $223.7 million bond referendum for the May 6 election, according to a news release from DSISD.

Work on the May 2023 bond began after the November election with a series of workshops with the board to regroup and develop a plan to serve the district’s rising student enrollment, as well as capital improvement requests, the release said.

The May 2023 bond package includes both a focus on the district’s growth, capital improvements and renovations on DSISD’s oldest campus and campus security, as well as ADA updates on all district campuses.

The 2023 bond package includes:

  • Build Elementary School #6 (850 Student Capacity)
  • Expand Sycamore Springs MS to 1,200 Student Capacity
  • Build New Facility for Special Education 18 Program
  • Design Elementary School #7, Middle School #3. and High School #2
  • Capital Improvements & Renovations at Dripping Springs Elementary, Dripping Springs Middle School, and Dripping Springs High School
  • Security Updates for all Campuses
  • Reconfigure CL&I and Maker Space at Rooster Springs Elementary and Dripping Springs Elementary
  • Update Sound and Lighting Systems in Spaces at Various Campuses
  • Replace Pressure Reducing Valves at Various Campuses
  • ADA Updates
  • Land for Future Facilities
  • 13 Replacement Buses for Aging Fleet
  • Classroom Portables
  • Child Nutrition Services (Kitchen) Equipment Replacements
  • Technology Infrastructure (Network, Servers, Firewall, AV)

Any registered voter who resides within the DSISD attendance boundary is eligible to vote in the bond election, the release said.

The deadline to register to vote is April 6. The first day of early voting is April 24 and Election Day is Tuesday, May 6, the release said.