WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Liberty Hill ISD and Round Rock ISD school boards both decided Monday to put school bonds on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Round Rock ISD’s board unanimously approved calling for an election for the $508.4 million bond.
The district’s executive director of communications and community relations, Jenny LaCoste-Caputo, says the bond money would pay for “critical needs”: the replacing of AC/heating systems, roofs and plumbing at schools.
The funds would also go to renovations and expansions for Westwood and McNeil high schools, a new elementary school to relieve overcrowding at Herrington Elementary and a new practice swim facility for district-wide use.
New safety and technology upgrades are also included in the proposal.
Liberty Hill ISD’s board unanimously approved a $98.6 million bond measure that will also go before voters.
District spokesperson Bob Mabry said the money would go toward a new elementary and middle school, as well as renovations to their current intermediary school and an expansion to the existing high school.
Last week, Georgetown ISD’s board decided to put a $166 million bond package up for a vote. Two new elementary schools, along with the expansion of Ford Elementary, are included in the proposition.
With reporting by Tom Miller.