Residents of Round Rock ISD will vote in May to pass a $572.1 million bond and the Round Rock Chamber announced it will be in support of the bond. "The RRISD bond package is a comprehensively bold step that addresses the district's continued student growth and achievement while closely aligning with its distinct strategic plan," Round Rock Chamber president and CEO Mike Odom said. The bond, broken down by three different propositions focuses on growth, renewal and safety; innovation and growth; and fine arts and athletics. Proposition 1 tackles enrollment growth with an ask of $381.7 million to build a new high school and elementary school. Proposition 2 is dedicated to the expansion of schools to prevent overcrowding by creating a career tech high school. This proposition asks for $133.6 million. Finally, Proposition 3 asks for $56.8 million to construct an indoor aquatic center and purchase land for future district use. RRISD is projected to have more than 51,000 students in 2027. Read more about the RRISD bond here.
Round Rock Chamber announces support for RRISD bond
Round Rock ISD's High School No. 6 is the upcoming bond election's big-ticket item, with its construction estimated at $150 million.
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