Georgetown ISD considers potential $381 million bond

Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee based recommendations projects in the bond on district needs, student growth and educational programs. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee based recommendations projects in the bond on district needs, student growth and educational programs. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee based recommendations projects in the bond on district needs, student growth and educational programs. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown ISD is considering a potential $381 million bond for the November election that could include five propositions with options for new schools, buses, a swim center and renovating the performing arts center.

Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee presented the recommendations for the bond to the board of trustees July 19.

The bond would be separated into 5 propositions.

  • Proposition A: Build two new elementary schools; a new middle school; build a career and technical education/future-ready complex; repurpose Benold Middle School; design a new high school; construct agriculture barns at both high schools; roof replacement; sunshades for outdoor coverage; buses; school service vehicles; safety and security; and land purchase for future development

  • Proposition B: Acquire computing devices for student and staff, educational technology equipment, data center equipment and technology infrastructure

  • Proposition C: Renovate the performing arts center

  • Proposition D: Construct a swim center

  • Proposition E: Resurface tennis courts and renovate Georgetown High School Tennis Complex


The expected cost of each proposition is:


  • Proposition A: $333,420,000

  • Proposition B: $16,500,000

  • Proposition C: $7,300,000

  • Proposition D: $23,600,000

  • Proposition E: $850,000


If passed, the five propositions are expected to have a tax increase of $0.035, which would have a $101 impact annually for the average GISD resident, committee member Wendy Cash said.

The board has until mid-August to call a bond election for the November, GISD Executive Director for Communications, Melinda Brasher said.

Members of the committee based their recommendations for projects in the bond on district needs, student growth and educational programs, committee member Gloria Reyes said.


She said the projects under consideration would meet the educational needs of all students; provide an adequate and appropriate learning environment; align with the district’s vision, mission and goals; and represent the community’s values.

Public input from a May 24 survey was also taken into consideration. More bond information can be found here.
By Fernanda Figueroa

Reporter, Georgetown

Fernanda joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2021 after graduating from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a second major in political science. Fernanda covers education, local government, non profits and business for the city of Georgetown. Prior to CI, Fernanda worked as a reporter for The Rider, UTRGV's weekly student newspaper and served as a media relations intern for UTRGV Athletics.



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