Elgin ISD residents approve new campuses, renovations

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EISD residents will vote on three propositions for the 2021 Elgin ISD Bond Referendum. (KXAN Photo)

EISD residents will vote on three propositions for the 2021 Elgin ISD Bond Referendum. (KXAN Photo)

ELGIN, Texas (KXAN) – Residents of Elgin Independent School District voted on funding for three propositions that will impact all campuses.

Proposition A, focused on town growth, asks for $171.7 million to build new campuses and complete district-wide renovations. It is projected to pass. This includes two new elementary schools, a new transportation center and expansions to Elgin High School.

With total votes of 1,424 (63.9%), the proposition passed. A total of 806 (36.1%) voted against it.

Proposition B failed with 57.8% (1,308) voting against it and 42.2% (956) voting for it. It would have led to upgrades to Wildcat Stadium, spending $7.24 million on a project that would have included a new scoreboard and an expansion to the press box.

Proposition C also passed and introduces a new, multi-purpose recreational and extracurricular facility. The $11 million will be used for school activities and community events.

With an estimated 100% of votes reported, the item barely passed by a margin of 25 votes, with 50.55% (1,142 people) of voters approving it and 49.4% (1,118 people) voting against it.

The propositions were developed by volunteers in the Citizens Bond Advisory Committee, according to Elgin ISD.

Voter approval of all three propositions results in no overall tax rate increase for EISD residents.

For more details on the 2021 Elgin Bond Referendum, visit elginisd.net/bond.

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