The $381 million bond includes projects such as construction for three new schools, more buses, a swim center and renovating the performing arts center.
On Aug. 11, the board of trustees approved ordering the Nov. 2 election in a unanimous vote.
The bond includes five propositions:
- Proposition A: Construct two new elementary schools; construct a new middle school; build a career and technical education/future-ready complex; construct an agriculture barns at East View and Georgetown High School, acquire land design for future facilities; roof replacement, and buses and maintenance vehicles
- Proposition B: Acquire computing devices for student and staff, educational technology equipment, data center equipment and technology infrastructure
- Proposition C: Renovate the Klett Performing Arts Center
- Proposition D: Construct a district wide swim facility
- Proposition E: Resurface tennis courts and renovate Georgetown High School Tennis Complex
The two proposed elementary schools would be located in the southeast and southwest areas of the district to help accommodate for expected growth, according to an Aug. 11 news release.
Recent demographic studies show the district is anticipated to grow by 2,400 students over the next five years and nearly 6,000 students by 2031, said the release.
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
Early voting for the Nov. 2 election will be Oct. 18-29.
GISD called the election following a series of workshops and meetings following the recommendations from a Citizen's Advisory Committee that had been meeting and discussing the bond since February.
"I am thankful to the more than 60 community members who served on our CAC and I am proud of their work," Superintendent Fred Brent said in the release. "They spent the last six months throughly reviewing facility and equipment needs across the district as well as the results of a community survey and made an impressive presentation to the board."