In a March 25 information session regarding the district's upcoming May 4 bond election, Georgetown ISD Superintendent Devin Padavil shared some additional details about projects included in the $649 million bond package.

What happened

In a community information session held at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning, Padavil shared that should the bond pass, each campus in the district would receive some degree of update, whether that is the addition of security vestibules, the renovation of a performing arts center, or a heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrade. These improvements would occur under Proposition A, district documents show.

Additional bond information sessions will be held in April, leading up to election day.

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Georgetown ISD calls $649M bond for May election

Georgetown ISD trustees Feb. 12 voted to send four bond propositions totaling $649 million to voters. The propositions, intended to address growth needs within the district, will appear on the May 4 ballot.

What you need to know

After months of evaluating district needs, the Georgetown ISD Citizens Advisory Committee recommended the district call a bond election for $649 million in May during a Feb. 5 workshop. The four-proposition bond would be funded by a $0.01 increase in the district's tax rate should the board order a bond election based on this recommendation.

Committee members shared that 63% of around 1,200 GISD residents surveyed supported the $0.01 increase to the district's tax rate to fund these initiatives. This $0.01 increase to the rate of $1.0467 per $100 of valuation would see the annual property tax bill for a home within the district with an average assessed value of $332,425 raised by $33.24, or $2.77 per month.

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Georgetown ISD: 100% of Citizens Advisory Committee members support another bond

Georgetown ISD's Citizen Advisory Committee is wholly in favor of another bond, per an update from the district's superintendent.

The details

The district last called a bond in 2021, with voters approving $349.92 million in funds for school facilities, capital improvements, technology infrastructure and equipment. In this latest update from Padavil, he shared that the committee has reviewed and prioritized up to $730 million in potential projects. Details for these projects are not currently available.

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