TRAVIS and WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — As the results come in, Central Texans are learning the fate of the Pflugerville and Georgetown ISD school bonds.
Pflugerville ISD $332 million school bond for school upgrades
Voters approved a $332 million bond to help build new schools and upgrade existing ones as the country’s third fastest growing city continues to expand.
Nearly half of that, $163 million, would fund district growth, including two new elementary schools and a middle school.
Roughly a quarter of the money, $85.8 million, would pay for upgrades at current facilities. That includes things like accessibility improvements, playground improvements, heating, A/C, plumbing and electrical improvements and state of the art fire alarms.
Georgetown ISD $166 million school bond for school expansion
With Georgetown ISD anticipated to grow by 2,300 students over the next five years, the board of trustees voted unanimously to put a $166 million bond package on Tuesday’s ballot.
Williamson County voters approve $150.5 million of the two proposed bonds for Georgetown ISD.
Voters approved Proposition A, which will fund two new elementary schools, along with the expansion of Ford Elementary. The bond totals $150.5 million and includes acquiring land for future buildings and more school buses.
The proposition will also pay for electronic access for exterior doors, more security cameras and radios and the building of an enclosed walkway from Georgetown High to the school’s annex.
Proposition B was not so fortunate, as it was rejected by voters. The bond totaled $15.5 million, and included more land purchases and the construction of a swim facility.
The district said the two proposals in the bond package would not require an increase in the tax rate.
Proposition A passed with 67.4 percent of the vote, and Proposition B fell short acquiring only 47 percent of the vote.