A Travis County judge ruled Aug. 14 that Dripping Springs ISD’s successful May 5 bond election was valid after it had been the subject of an election contest lawsuit June 18.

The lawsuit, filed by the Citizens for Excellent Education in Dripping Springs PAC, in part claimed that some Travis County voters within the district were not properly notified of the election or given an opportunity to vote.

“We are pleased that today’s ruling means our school community will be able to move forward with a $132 million bond program that will benefit every student in our district, and do so without raising the property tax rate,” Dripping Springs ISD spokesperson Dale Whitaker said in an email. “More than 100 community members and parents generously gave of their time and expertise to help the district identify the more than 40 projects that went before voters in May, and we are grateful for all who participated in the process.”

Whitaker said the district will begin bond plans and design to update and build new facilities that will accommodate area growth and current students.