In a unanimous vote on August 15, 2018, the Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees approved an order calling for a $166 million bond election with no tax rate increase for November 6, 2018.
A Citizen’s Advisory Committee, comprised of a cross-section of community members including parents, non-parents, district staff and business owners, was formed to study and assess the needs of the district. Development of the plans for this bond package involved an in-depth process of information gathering, research, campus tours, and prioritization by the CAC.
The bond proposal would fund projects aimed at addressing student growth, as well as security improvements and technology upgrades, among other things. The district’s student population is expected to reach nearly 14,000 students by 2023, and four campuses are expected to exceed capacity within three years.
The bond package will be broken into two propositions. The first proposition for $150.5 million would fund two new elementary campuses, the expansion of Ford Elementary, and land for other future facilities. The proposal also includes money for new buses, security cameras and radios, improvements to middle and high school athletic facilities and replacing roofs and heating and cooling systems. The second proposition for $15.5 million would pay for the construction of a swim center.
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