GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — Saturday is election day in Central Texas.
Most cities, counties, school districts and other local entities will participate in today’s election, except for Austin, which has its city elections in November. The early voting results are complete.
- Eanes ISD passed their bond with 83 percent of the vote. The $80 million will improve facilities, student programs, safety and go towards building a new aquatics facility. The district says this bond will not require a tax increase. $28 million will go to student programs and support as well as facility improvements. Funding will improve furniture, seat belts for buses and fine art uniforms.
- Hutto ISD bond passes with a 60 percent for and 40 percent against. It is a $194.4 million bond that will improve school facilities as well as build a new middle school. Hutto Superintendent Dr. Celina Estrada Thomas told KXAN in a statment that voters don’t need to worry about changes, “We told our community that this bond would not raise the tax rate, and we are absoltely committed to that!”
- The largest amount of funds, $78 million, will go toward the district’s middle schools. The money will pay for renovations at Hutto and Farley Middle Schools and to build a new middle school campus.
- The high schools will be receiving almost $61 million. Some of that money will go toward career and technical education (CTE) additions and renovations. The high schools will also be adding band, choir, orchestra and a stage for performances. Some of the fields like track and the stadium will also be improved.
- If the bond passes then almost $29,500,000 will go towards building improvements as well as new furniture for classrooms and the library in Cottonwood Creek Elementary, Nadine Johnson Elementary, Ray Elementary and Veteran’s Hill Elementary. All except for Nadine Johnson will have funds going towards air conditioning, heating and ventilation.
- Blanco ISD voters approved a $1.35 million bond. Superintendent Clay Rosenbaum says the bond passed with 140 for and 25 against. The district says the funds will go towards campus maintenance, student safety and athletic facility improvements.
- Llano ISD has a bond looking for $10 million to improve school facilities and safety upgrades. The bond passed with 56 percent for and 44 percent against for the final tally. Superintendent Mac Edwards says although they aren’t using the funds for new buildings, “We are excited because it puts the district in a good position moving forward to take care of the facilities we do have.”
- Luling ISD passed a nearly $32 million bond aimed at building a new elementary school and making improvements at other campuses.
- Prairie Lea ISD An $8 million bond did not pass by 9 votes, 60 against and 51 for. The funds would have gone toward building a new high school and renovations to an existing elementary school campus.
We are updating this story as more official numbers come in.