Round Rock ISD took its first step in putting projects included in the voter-approved 2018 bond into motion Nov. 15 with the approval of two reimbursement resolutions.
The board voted unanimously to adopt the two resolutions to reimburse funds for a series of bond projects. Voters approved the $508 million bond in the Nov. 6 election.
“Basically what we will be doing with approval is to start expending funds. … Once you issue that check the intent is that when the bond sale is accomplished in late January or early February, when those funds are received, then the district will pay itself back the bond proceeds for those monies that have been expended,” RRISD Chief Financial Officer Ramiro Flores said.
The first reimbursement resolution was for $3.6 million to purchase 20 regular school buses and 10 special education school buses. RRISD Chief Operating Officer Terry Worcester said bus deliveries take between six and eight months, so the purchase needs to be made in order for the buses to be in place for the next academic year.
The second reimbursement resolution included design work for 53 projects totaling roughly $3.2 million. The list of projects includes phases 4A and 4B of the Westwood High School Master Plan, Phase 2A of the McNeil High School Master Plan, districtwide security projects and projects at various campuses. The full list can be viewed in the resolution below: