• In the fall of 2019, a Citizens Advisory Task Force, made up of 59 community members studied, analyzed, and weighed the current and future needs of the district. Based on the committee’s recommendations, the Bastrop ISD Board of Trustees called for a bond election to be held on May 2, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the District elected to cancel that election in order to focus on safely reopening schools and taking care of the ongoing needs of our students, teachers, and families.

    From November 2020 to January 2021, the task force reconvened to consider a future bond election based upon new and existing needs of the District, demographic trends, growth in enrollment, and financial capacity. The CATF recommended to the Board of Trustees a bond package in the amount of $183,650,000 with zero tax rate increase. As required by law, the bond will be presented on the ballot as two propositions.

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  • PROPOSITION A:  $177,829,000

     New Schools - $64,380,440

    • New elementary school & land in the Bastrop area
    • New elementary school on district-owned land in the Cedar Creek area

    Safety & Security - $9,410,584

    • Redesigned front entry at campuses
    • Security fencing and access doors for interior courtyards at middle schools
    • Security curtains on interior windows of identified classrooms at CCHS

    Growth & Instructional Capacity - $76,065,235    

    • Technology infrastructure for virtual learning
    • Consolidation of Mina Elementary to one side of Hill Street, including additional classrooms, redesigned front entry, dining area, and new playground
    • Transformation of intermediate schools to middle schools for grades 6-8
    • Expansion and renovation of science labs at middle schools
    • Weight room expansion at middle schools
    • Replacement of portables at BHS with permanent academic wing, including a master plan 
    • Renovation of choir and dance classrooms at BHS and expansion of Career & Technical Education facilities 
    • Additional classrooms at CCHS to increase capacity to 2,100 students

    General Renovations & Improvements - $27,972,741         

    • Infrastructure and building system renovations at all campuses
    • Addition or renovation of concessions, restrooms and dressing rooms for BHS softball & baseball 
    • Expansion or improvements of parking lots and driveways at elementary schools

     

    PROPOSITION B: $5,821,000

    Special Purpose Facilities - $5,821,000    

    • Renovation of sports center and locker rooms at BHS
    • Artificial surface for Erhard Field