Voters approve $143M Proposition in District’s 2023 bond election
With all Travis County votes counted late Tuesday night, November 7, Lake Travis ISD voters approved Proposition A in the District’s 2023 bond referendum—a $143 million package to fund new construction for stadium facilities serving students at High School #2, as well as renovations and upgrades at Lake Travis High School and LTISD's three middle schools.
Unofficial results are as follows (source - Travis County Elections Office):
Proposition A - $143 M
- For - 7,344 (58.48%)*
- Against - 5,215 (41.52%)*
*Election results are unofficial until canvassed by the school board.
"We are fortunate to live in a community where residents are passionate about supporting their schools," said Paul Norton, Lake Travis ISD Superintendent of Schools. “I would like to thank our school board, senior staff, and our Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee for their vision, dedication, and hard work during the past eight months. Thank you to our voters who supported equitable facilities for our students. It's a great day for Lake Travis ISD!"
On November 7, Lake Travis ISD voters will consider a stadium bond package of $143,093,994 that will, among many other improvements to various stadiums throughout the District, provide a new stadium complex for hosting and housing extracurricular activities at the district’s voter-approved future High School #2. Lake Travis ISD reconvened its Long-Range Facility Planning Committee to consider a plan to add extracurricular facilities to the voter-approved High School #2.
The committee reviewed items contained in the proposition, discussed additional stadium facilities and improvements to existing stadiums to house various programming offered by the District, and developed a recommendation to the school board during the May 17, 2023, regular meeting. On June 21, 2023, the Lake Travis school board approved an order calling a $143 million bond election for November 7, 2023.
The 2023 Long Range Facilities Planning Committee, composed of approximately 47 members which included parents, students, community members, and staff, recommended the November 2023 bond projects after evaluating district finances, enrollment growth, and the projected immediate and long-range athletics and other extracurricular activities participation of students in Lake Travis ISD.
The committee considered information to address the following key components of a potential bond package:
- Compliance with District programming policies to provide extracurricular opportunities for students at High School #2, scheduled to open in 2027;
- Addressing the challenges of not having separate extracurricular facilities at High School #2;
- Maintaining fiscal responsibility of Lake Travis ISD;
- Addressing continued growth in the district that will continue through the opening of High School #2; and
- Safety and security concerns of not having separate extracurricular facilities at High School #2.
The recommendation presented to and approved by the Lake Travis ISD Board of Trustees projects use of the district's existing tax rate to fund all the projects in the November 2023 Bond Election. The district’s tax rate will not be increased as a result of this bond program.
Election is Tuesday, November 7, from 7am-7pm. Early voting begins Monday, October 23 and continues through Friday, November 3. Early voting will be available at Bee Cave City Hall, the Lakeway Activity Center, and the Lake Travis ISD Educational Development Center.
The Projects (What's Included)
Equitable Facilities for Students
Challenges Without Separate High School Facilities
Bond 2022 Update
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