$59.1M Hays CISD bond passes

Updated 10 p.m. CST



According to unofficial results, voters in Hays CISD have passed a $59.1 million bond measure, as it received 63.1 percent approval with all precincts reporting.



The bond, which would bankroll a new middle school and other capital improvement projects, received 1,368 votes in favor and 800 against, according to the totals.



"I'm really excited the bond passed," said Willie Tenorio, Hays CISD board president. "It's going to impact the school district greatly. We need the new middle school."



The new middle school would be the district's sixth and relieve overcrowding at Barton, Dahlstrom and Wallace middle schools, where student populations exceed their building capacities, according to the district.



The project list used to arrive at the $59.1 million figure also includes wireless infrastructure upgrades ahead of the rollout of a district-wide bring-your-own-device initiative to incorporate mobile computing devices into the classroom.



The district last proposed a bond in 2008, when voters approved an $86.7 million measure.



All results are unofficial until canvassed.



Posted 7:45 p.m.



According to unofficial results, Hays CISD's $59.1 million bond received 62.5 percent approval from early voters.



The bond, which would bankroll a new middle school and other capital improvement projects, received 803 votes in favor and 480 against, early figures show.



The new middle school would be the district's sixth and relieve overcrowding at Barton, Dahlstrom and Wallace middle schools, where student populations exceed their building capacities, according to the district.



The project list used to arrive at the $59.1 million figure also includes wireless infrastructure upgrades ahead of the rollout of a district-wide bring-your-own-device initiative to incorporate mobile computing devices into the classroom.



The district last proposed a bond in 2008, when voters approved an $86.7 million measure.



All results are unofficial until canvassed.

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