Travis County voters passed all three of the Austin ISD's Bond proposals, an investment of $2.44 billion bond package that provides funding for improvements to enhance safety, centers on equity, benefits every campus, and addresses affordability. Nearly every campus will receive improvements with these bond funds, which will help the district save money on repairs and maintenance by modernizing many of its older campuses, freeing up money that can be used to increase teacher pay.
Travis County voters overwhelmingly approved the district's $1,050,984,000 bond proposal Nov. 7, 2017. The bond was designed to modernize or construct 17 new campus facilities, some of which will be replacement schools. It also included proposals to update campuses with capital improvement projects.
In 2013, voters approved a $489.7 million bond to support technology, transportation and energy conservation and address critical renovations and improvements at facilities throughout the district. The largest portion of the program included $349.1 million for repairs and renovations to aging schools, including replacing old air conditioning and plumbing and fixing leaky roofs. This portion included work at every school in the district.
In 2008, voters approved a $343.7 million bond allowing the district to meet legislative requirements, fund new investments in technology and construct a districtwide performing arts center. Funding was also included for installation of the district’s first-ever computerized payroll system and installation of new electrical equipment to help improve management of power demands throughout the district.
In 2004, voters approved a $519.5 million bond to alleviate overcrowding, keep up with Austin’s growth and improve the quality, safety and sustainability of AISD facilities. This included funds for site acquisition and construction of six new elementary schools, two new middle schools and a new bus terminal and funding for site acquisition for a future middle school.