Dripping Springs ISD has ordered a May 6 election, with the purpose of electing two at-large school district trustees and for a $223.7 million bond.

Elections for DSISD board of trustees positions are held each May, with two or three seats up for re-election. Terms are three years in length and are at-large positions.

Ron Jones and Barbara Stroud’s seats are up for re-election May 6.

Candidates John Adams, Jeffrey Aylstock, Kim Cousins, Ron Jones and Rob McClelland have filed to run. Two of these five candidates will win a position on the board of trustees in May. Stroud will not be rerunning for her seat.

Also on the ballot is a bond, which was unanimously approved for the May election Feb. 15 by the board of trustees.

The package will ask voters to approve funding for facility needs and capital improvements.

The full bond package will ask voters to fund:
  • Construction of Elementary School No. 6 with capacity of 850 students: $66,264,500;
  • Expansion of Sycamore Springs to 1,200 student capacity: $33,216,832;
  • Design of Middle School No. 3: $4 million;
  • Design of Elementary No. 7: $2.5 million;
  • Design of High School No. 2: $10.5 million;
  • Building of new Special Education 18+ Facility: $3,413,440;
  • Purchase of land: $15 million;
  • Capital Improvements at Dripping Elementary, Dripping Springs Middle, Dripping Springs High and Rooster Springs Elementary. Includes campus security and ADA updates: $82,045,030;
  • Technology Infrastructure (Network, firewall, servers, AV): $2,352,681;
  • 13 replacement buses: $2,028,543;
  • Classroom portables: $1,113,881; and
  • Child nutrition services equipment replacements (Kitchen): $1,264,000.
The bond is the only proposition that will appear on the ballot.

Any registered voter residing within the attendance boundaries of DSISD is eligible to vote in the election. The deadline for voter registration is April 6. Applications for ballot by mail must be received by April 25 for both Hays and Travis County voters. Early voting begins April 24, and election day is May 6.