Updated Oct. 26 at 12:04 p.m. to include the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement of the bond package.
Boards for the Austin, Cedar Park and Leander chambers of commerce announced support for Leander ISD’s $454.4 million bond package in September and October.
The Leander Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau voted to endorse the bond package Oct. 12, chamber President Bridget Brandt said.
According to a statement from the Leander chamber, the board opted to support the bond based on three criteria:
- The bond proposal would fund improvements without increasing the tax rate.
- According to the chamber, the bond would strengthen the community and provide for expected growth in the future.
- The bond projects would provide extra leadership opportunities for students.
According to a statement from the Austin Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 29, its board opted to support the bond because of the steady tax rate and the district’s plan for current and future growth.
The chamber also supported the bond because of LISD’s debt rating of AA and because LISD Superintendent Dan Troxell has supported “direct college enrollment and career readiness,” according to the statement.
The Austin chamber’s education council also reviewed the bond with LISD bond leadership members.
The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce announced its support of the bond Oct. 26. The chamber’s executive committee voted to support the bond on Oct. 20, according to a statement released by the chamber Oct. 26.
Tony Moline, the organization’s president, said the “business community and other stakeholders were well-represented” throughout the bond committee’s process. In the Oct. 26 statement, he said the bond addresses the district’s many future needs.