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Bond Information

"$454.4 million Bond Proposition: 69% growth, 24% improvements, 7% safety"The Leander ISD Board of Trustees called for a bond election to address the needs of growth and safety. LISD serves more than 39,000 students across 42 schools and 200 square miles. The district is expected to grow by about 1,200 new students each year. Through a Bond Advisory Committee, the Board approved the construction of four new schools and funding to plan for projected growth for the immediate future.

Additional Resources

Bond Presentation | Flyer | Video

Growth

Leander ISD's last bond election was in 2007. In 10 years, LISD grew by 11,828 students. LISD is expected to increase by 1,200 students yearly. To prevent overcrowding, four new schools will be needed over the next four years to accommodate growth.

No Tax Rate Change

Bond refinancing and pay-as-you-go structuring would not increase the current tax rate if voters approve the bond. Property tax rates have remained steady at $1.51 per $100 valuation for six years and would continue to do so. Residents ages 65+ would be unaffected by the bond. Property taxes are frozen for qualifying residents ages 65 and older who have field a homestead exemption.

Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

Any registered voter living in Leander ISD may vote. If you have moved from another county, you must register to vote by mail or visit the Voter Registrar. Note: Updating your driver's license will not re-register you. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 10. Early Voting is Monday, Oct. 23 through Friday, Nov. 3. For more information on when and how to vote, visit VoteTexas.gov.

Community Involvement

How were projects selected for the bond proposition?

  • Subcommittees met from February to May 2017: 130 community volunteers built need lists, collected community feedback
  • The Steering Committee met from May to June 2017: 25 volunteers prioritized needs and worked with the Superintendent
  • The Board of Trustees met from June to August 2017: 7 at-large trustees received community feedback, called for bond election

The Board of Trustees formed the Bond Advisory Committee (BAC), comprised of the steering committee and five subcommittees. The committees, 155 volunteers in total, met from February through June, studying demographic and budget reports; speaking with staff and parents; and touring facilities. The district invited the community to provide input through the website, a 500-person phone survey and public comments at Board meetings. The community-led process prioritized items that support growth, student safety and improvements.