Dripping Springs ISD bond planning process:
100+ stakeholders. 10 public meetings. 1 recommendation.
The bond package for the May 5 election was developed by a diverse teamwork effort, with the input of many stakeholders, including staff, parents, business leaders and community members who participated in the Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee process from October 2017 to January 2018.
The committee studied demographic information and enrollment projections, the condition of existing facilities, and the educational environment for students. A list of potential campus and district-wide projects was developed and submitted to the Bond Steering Committee, which prioritized the project list.
On January 29, 2018, the Bond Steering Committee presented its recommendation to the Board of Trustees for consideration. By a unanimous vote, the Board approved the $132 million bond package designed to manage the fast growth of our student population with no increase in our property tax rate. Click HERE for more information on the tax rate.
Voters will have the opportunity to approve or reject the bond package in a referendum on the May 5, 2018 ballot. Early voting takes place April 23 through May 1, 2018.