District to host forums on $572M bond
Projects include 6th high school, 35th elementary, repairs to aging facilities.
Voters within the Round Rock school district will get the chance to ask questions and learn more about the $572.1 million bond package set for the ballot in May.
The school district is hosting five public forums beginning March 21 at district high schools concerning the upcoming bond election.
In February, trustees unanimously approved the $572.1 million bond package after months of discussion on possible bond projects and gathering community feedback.
Trustees approved three propositions in the bond package.
Among projects in the package are a sixth high school and auditorium, a 35th elementary school, improvements to aging facilities and replacing aging technology at all 54 schools.
At the meetings, district officials will give a presentation about the bond package, distribute information and take questions in a town-hall-like setting, said district spokesman Corey Ryan.
“We want to inform voters so they can make the best decision for them and what’s in the best interest of Round Rock ISD,” he said. “We’re excited for the opportunity to continue sharing the information on this bond.”
The district’s leadership team and staff will be at meetings to help answer questions.
In addition to the public meetings, the district has organized presentations on the bond package for community organizations such as homeowners associations and service groups that wish to have details presented at their group meetings.
Ryan said that starting after spring break, the district will try to present bond information to as many community organizations as possible.
Members of the community are also invited to submit feedback and questions about the bond on the district’s website.