UPDATE: Lake Travis ISD bond passes with over 74 percent of votes


Update 11:12 p.m.: The $253 million bond proposition has been passed by Lake Travis ISD voters, with 4,319 votes (74.45 percent) in support of the proposition, and 1,482 votes (25.55 percent) against.

The district’s tax ratification proposition was also approved by voters, with 4,066 votes (70.53 percent) for, and 1,699 votes (29.47 percent) against.

“We are fortunate to live in a community where residents are passionate about and committed to supporting one of the state’s premier public school systems,” LTISD Superintendent Brad Lancaster said in a news release Tuesday night. “In particular, I would like to thank our school board, senior staff, and our bond advisory committee for their vision, dedication and hard work during the past 11 months. The results of these elections are clear indications of the support for our public schools that defines our great community. Ultimately, I am grateful to the voters for approving these two propositions.”

Update 10:02 p.m.: Lake Travis ISD’s bond currently stands with 2,831 votes (75.84 percent) for, and 902 votes (24.16 percent) against.

Proposition B also is also projected to be approved, with results showing 2,720 votes (73.35 percent) for, and 988 votes (26.65 percent) against, according to the Travis County Clerk’s office.

Published 7:10 p.m.: With early voting results in, Lake Travis ISD’s Proposition A—the $253 million bond to address district growth by building new schools and renovating current facilities—is on pace to be approved by local voters, with 2,711 votes (76.69 percent) for the proposition and 824 votes (23.31 percent) against.

Proposition B—a tax ratification to allow LTISD to simultaneously lower its interest and sinking tax rate and increase its maintenance and operations tax rate by the same amount, maintaining the current tax rate of $1.4075 per $100 valuation—is also ahead after early voting results were tallied, with 2,611 votes (74.39 percent) for the proposition and 899 votes (25.61 percent) against.

Voting in Travis County ended at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and election day results are being released throughout the evening. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

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Nicholas Cicale
Nick was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in South Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in writing and a minor in music. Nick was a journalist for three years at the St. James Plaindealer in Minnesota before moving to Austin to join Community Impact Newspaper in 2016.
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