AISD's Largest Bond Ever to Fix Infrastructure Comes to the Polls
ACC adds campuses
Austin ISD has put forth its largest bond package in history for consideration on November 8 – $2.44 billion worth of equity-focused critical infrastructure improvements that will require a 1-cent property tax increase to fund it. The bond includes: 1) Proposition A – $2.3 billion for campus improvements, including the full modernization of five middle schools, with $157 million for Burnet Middle and $251.5 million for Travis Early College High School; $10 million toward safety improvements like upgraded locks and security fences, and $25.7 million for bus upgrades; 2) Proposition B – $75.5 million for technology upgrades and equipment; and 3) Proposition C – $47.4 million for stadium upgrades. Meanwhile, Austin Community College trustees also approved a $770 million bond for the November ballot. If voters approve it, the funds will expand training for high-demand fields such as health care, advanced manufacturing, and IT at 11 existing campuses, while adding two new campuses in Southeast and Southwest Travis County.