Updated: May 6, 10 p.m.
Both Hays CISD bond propositions have passed.
1,252 voters, or just below 60 percent, voted in support of Proposition 1, and Proposition 2 received 1,362 voters, or nearly 65 percent.
Newly-elected to the trustee at-large position, Vanessa V. Petrea is glad the bonds passed.
"I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on the school board to make sure we use those dollars very wisely," she said.
Petrea said it is important to make sure taxpayer dollars are "stretched" and used responsibly.
"We have a lot of work to do," said Teresa Tobias, who was reelected as District 1 Trustee. "We need to get buy in from individuals who were worried about the bond and get them on board."
Posted: May 6, 7:30 p.m.
With early and absentee votes in, the ballot's two bond propositions both look to have a fair chance of passing.
The bond, totalling $250 million, was split into two propositions.
Proposition 1 received 607 votes for it, or just over 62.38 percent of the vote. The bond will be for nearly $189 million to go toward a third high school, a 14th elementary school and a school building to replace the existing Buda Elementary School campus.
The second proposition would be for just over $60 million and include 21 other projects, including a baseball and softball complex, transportation facility and expansion of learning facilities. It received 653 votes in support of it, or just over 67 percent.