During the Austin ISD bond program meeting July 12, AISD confirmed it will ask for a bond to be placed on the ballot in the November election.

There were two potential bond proposals suggested, with each proposal containing different project ideas and costs.

The final version of the proposal will be presented to the AISD board of trustees at their meeting later in the month. Although there were two different proposals, each proposal addressed partial or complete campus modernizations, district wide technology upgrades and secure entry points.

Proposition A would cost $1.55 billion with no tax rate increase. In addition to the campus modernizations, technology upgrades and secure doors, there would also be bus replacements, critical deficiencies fixed across the district and competition fields built at all high schools. Eight campuses would be fully modernized: Allison, Barrington, Harris, Linder, Oak Springs and Pecan Springs elementary schools; the Sadler Means Young Women Leadership Academy; and Travis Early College High School. It would also include partial updates for Andrews, Houston Langford and Wooldrige elementary schools; Burnet Middle School and Northeast Early College High School.

Long-range planning investments for Proposition A include mental health centers at schools, community pantries, kitchen/serving upgrades, and visual and performing arts facility upgrades.

Alternatively, Proposition B would cost $2.18 billion and have a $0.01 tax rate increase. This proposition includes everything in Proposition A in addition to seven more full or partial campus modernizations, increased technology investments and teacher housing as well as more upgrades to athletic, and visual and performing arts facilities.

For Proposition B, long-range investments include, in part, outdoor learning/playgrounds, site circulation improvements and special education classroom improvements in addition to all the long-range investments in Proposition A.

The powerpoint from the AISD bond program meeting detailing the specifics of each proposal can be found here.