Dripping Springs voters will decide whether to approve a $481.13 million school bond package in November's election. In a 6-1 vote during an Aug. 18 meeting, the Dripping Springs ISD board of trustees authorized the bond election.

The lone "no" vote was cast by Trustee Tricia Quintero.

The board selected the second of three bond package proposals provided by DSISD's administration. No tax rate increase will be required to meet repayment obligations.

The selected package is separated into three propositions.

Proposition A, $199.28 million, will cover the construction of the district's sixth elementary school, an expansion of Sycamore Springs middle school, designs for a future elementary school and middle school, and renovations to existing schools. Campus security upgrades and new buses would also be covered.

Proposition B, $275.35 million, is exclusively for building a second high school in the district.

Proposition C, $6.5 million, would be applied to technology upgrades, including student devices and interactive panels.

The first proposal not selected by the board was valued at $481.1 million but split into only two propositions. Instead of having its own proposition, the $275.35 million for a new high school was rolled into Proposition A.

The other proposal not selected by the board was valued at $215.8 million and excluded construction funding for a new high school. Instead, $10 million was allocated for a design phase.

Election Day is Nov. 8.