HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Voters in the Hays Consolidated Independent School District passed half of the propositions in the bond package on the ballot.
The bond package is for infrastructure improvements and technology upgrades. There are six propositions in the package; residents had to vote on each one separately.
Proposition A, the most expensive proposition, asks for $147.9 million to build a new elementary school and expand middle schools in the district. This aims to account for recent growth in the school district.
The votes on Prop A were 1,607 for, 1,080 against.
Prop B, which also passed, calls for $41 million to replace HVACs and fire alarms on six campuses.
The votes on Prop B were 1,562 for, 1,117 against.
Props C and D both failed and asked for $12.7 million and $4.2 million respectively for expansion and improvement of sporting stadiums. Prop C aimed to increase stadium capacity at Johnson High School and Lehman High School. Prop D aimed to improve parking at Hays High School stadium and improve Lehman High School’s baseball and softball complex.
56% voted against Prop C, with 1,503 vs. 1,174, and 55% voted against Prop D, with 1,481 vs. 1,198.
Prop E, which failed with 1,415 votes against and 1,265 for, called for $29 million to build a new central administration building and renovate the existing one. 53% voted against the proposition.
The least expensive proposition, Prop F, calls for $2.57 million for technology upgrades. It passed with 63% of the vote.
Prop F passed with 1,681 votes for, 1,001 against.
The bond package proposed in 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic. This package is $20 million more because of the fast growth in Hays County.