Voters approved all three bond election Propositions A, B and C Saturday night, according to unofficial May 2023 election results.
“I want to thank everyone who took the time to cast a ballot in this election,” Superintendent Bruce Gearing said. “ From the very beginning, we asked our community to show us their will for Leander ISD. Saturday’s results affirmed our commitment to safe and innovative learning environments with a strong foundation in reciprocal communication.
“I’m excited to work alongside our community and staff,” he added, “to create spaces that honor the work and effort of our students.”
By approving Proposition A, Leander ISD has the ability to implement safety and security measures required by the Texas Education Agency at every campus. Modernization projects will take place at two high schools – Cedar Park HS and Vista Ridge HS – and Leander HS can start work on the first phase of the redesign masterplan. To address student population growth, the district will construct two new elementary schools and design a new middle and high school for the northern part of the district. Meanwhile, the district will have funds to realize projects related to the updated Long-Range Plan through community conversations.
Proposition B will fund technology infrastructure and device upgrades and replacements. Proposition C will allow the district to renovate and modernize its two performing arts centers.
“On behalf of the Leander ISD Board of Trustees, I want to thank every voter who exercised their civic duty and provided an excellent example for our #1LISD students,” Board President Trish Bode said. “Through this process, we have the ability to think, build and cultivate learning environments that our students, staff and community can be proud of.”
The district will start to implement a bond project timeline that prioritizes the safety and security measures in the bond, installing shade structures at elementary school campuses as well as installing artificial turf on the softball and baseball fields. On the May 11 Board agenda, Trustees will begin the process of engaging architecture and engineering services to begin the 2023 Building Program.
Unofficial Voting Totals
- PROPOSITION A: For: 62% (9,385) | Against: 38% (5,743)
- PROPOSITION B: For: 64% (9,739) | Against: 36% (5,376)
- PROPOSITION C: For: 61% (9,147) | Against: 39% (5,966)
District to Canvass Vote Totals May 16
The results are unofficial until the Board of Trustees canvasses the final vote totals provided by the counties at a May 16 special meeting.