TITLE

Round Rock ISD in Texas Seeks $349 Million Bond Referendum

AUTHOR(S)
Watts, Jim
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;12/20/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32033, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the price of keeping pace with rapid enrollment growth in the Round Rock Independent School District in Central Texas has been set at $349.33 million. Voters will have their say on March 5, the date set last week by the school board for an election on a bond package to build a fifth high school for $91 million, a new middle school for $31.7 million, and two new elementary schools for $44 million. Enrollment in the district about 20 miles north of Austin has grown 21% in the past five years, and the district expects growth to continue at about 3.5% a year. Current enrollment is more than 35,000, with 40,000 expected by 2008. The bond package also includes $62 million for construction and renovation of additional classroom space at two existing high schools; $4.5 million to purchase one laptop computer for every four high school students; $13 million for land acquisition for a sixth high school, four elementary schools, and a combined middle-elementary school; $9.8 million for school buses; and $3.2 million for computerized overhead projectors. The rest of the money will pay for upgrades or repairs in plumbing and electrical systems, roofing, flooring, and other needs throughout the district.
ACCESSION #
15417144

 

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