What’s ahead in 2019: Georgetown ISD plans new school construction

Voters approve of main proposition in the Georgetown ISD 2018 bond election.

Voters approve of main proposition in the Georgetown ISD 2018 bond election.

WHAT WE REPORTED Georgetown ISD voters approved a ballot proposition Nov. 6 for $150.5 million in new bond funding to build new schools and pay for other projects. Voters turned down a separate proposition that would have provided $15.5 million in bonds to build a new aquatic facility in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Williamson County.

THE LATEST GISD is moving ahead on building two new elementary schools, which will be named Wolf Ranch Elementary School—located in the Wolf Ranch master-planned community south of Hwy. 29—and Everett L. Williams Elementary School—located on Rockride Lane near the new Fairhaven housing development. The schools will relieve overcrowded classrooms at Pickett and Carver elementary schools, according to GISD. Construction on both new schools will begin in April with first classes slated to start during the 2020-21 school year.

This post is part of our Top Stories to Follow in 2019 list, a version of which appears in the January 2019 print issue of Community Impact Newspaper’s Georgetown edition.

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By Ali Linan

Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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