FINAL: School district voters pass $454.4 Leander ISD bond

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Updated 9:13 a.m.

Final, unofficial ballots recorded by Travis County show that 67 percent of voters approved of Leander ISD’s bond.

Combined with Williamson County’s data, this brings the total count to 66 percent in favor of the bond with 6,574 voting for the measure and 3,395 voting against. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated 10:50 p.m.

Leander ISD’s $454.4 million bond package was headed towards passing at 67 percent voter approval Tuesday evening, with all Williamson County polling locations and 108 of 150 Travis County sites reporting, according to county results.

“I want to thank our community, the 155 volunteers who created the bond recommendation and our board of trustees for its guidance during this process,” LISD Superintendent Dan Troxell said in a statement from the district. “It is extraordinary to be a part of a school system where families and educators come together as one community, with one purpose, to support one LISD.”

As of 10:07 p.m. on Nov. 7, 5,872 voters were in favor of the bond with 2,937 against. Williamson County voters supported the bond 65 percent to 35 percent, while Travis County voters approved it 69 percent to 31 percent.

According to LISD’s statement, the bond will allow the district to support growth with:

  • four new schools in four years;
  • the purchase of land for nine schools;
  • expansions to Leander Middle School and Vandegrift High School;
  • expanding space for career programs in high schools;
  • and replacing outdated technology.

All election results are unofficial until canvassed on Nov. 16, according to LISD spokesperson Corey Ryan.

This story will be updated with final results when they become available.

Posted 7:10 p.m.

The majority of early voters in Williamson County and Travis County voted for Leander ISD’s bond package. Results from the counties indicate that 65.66% of early voters voted in support of the bond with 34.34% voting against.

If approved, Leander ISD’s $454,405,000 bond could fund various district projects including several new schools as well as technology and ancillary needs as the district prepares for future growth.

LISD averages 1,000 new students and 123 new jobs a year, according to the district. The bond package includes three new potential elementary schools and one possible middle school.

LISD’s board of trustees called for a bond election Aug. 17. The bond was on the ballot for early voting Oct. 23-Nov. 3 and on election day, Nov. 7.

Learn more about the bond package here and check back for updates as voting results are announced.

Reporting contributed by Jennifer Reiley.

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