Community members can now head to the polls to cast their vote in the Lake Travis ISD bond election. The results will determine if the district’s second high school has athletic facilities.

What you need to know

Early voting for the Lake Travis ISD bond election opened Oct. 23 and runs through Nov. 3. Election Day will be held Nov. 7.

On the ballot is a $143 million proposition that would provide athletic facilities for High School No. 2, and expansions and upgrades for athletic facilities at Lake Travis High School and three middle school campuses.

The following early voting locations are in the district’s boundaries and open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
  • Bee Cave City Hall, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Second Floor, Bee Cave
  • Lakeway Activity Center, Room A, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway
  • Lake Travis ISD Educational Development Center, Sage Room, 607 Ranch Road, N. FM 620, Lakeway
Click here for a full list of polling locations in Travis County.

What they’re saying

Several community members spoke in support of the bond at a board of trustees meeting Oct. 18. Speakers cited concerns that not having athletic facilities at High School No. 2 would negatively impact their children, worsen traffic, cause overcrowding and lower property values.

“When faced with sending our kids to a school without facilities and having them bussed back and forth all day, families like myself will sell our homes and have to move out of the area, and there won’t be buyers lining up to send kids to a school without proper facilities typically found in a high school,” LTISD parent Glenn Robertson said.

Scott Cronk, executive director of Lake Travis Youth Association and LTISD parent, said his youth sports organization strongly supported the bond as it heavily relies on district facilities to operate with nearly 11,000 players.

“You know what keeps me up at night? Where am I going to put all these kids?” Cronk said. “I would hate to limit participation. Even worse, I would hate to eliminate programming for lack of space.”

The background

The election comes a year after the district’s $93 million proposition for school stadium facilities failed leaving High School No. 2 without athletic facilities. The school is scheduled to open for the 2027-28 school year with ninth and tenth grades, and will ultimately serve around 2,000 students, Superintendent Paul Norton said.

About $102 million of the district’s $143 million bond would go toward building stadiums and other facilities for football, soccer, baseball, track and field, and lacrosse teams at High School No. 2.