Bond Package 2014
Bond Package 2014
Pflugerville ISD voters have given their overwhelming approval to the school district with the passage of a $287 million bond package to benefit students and teachers. Nearly 70 percent of voters approved the bond referendum, which will address district growth, safety and security, and campus parity across the district.
“We have a community that is extremely supportive of our school district and today’s results are a clear reflection of that. We want to thank the entire Pflugerville ISD community for its continued support of the school district,” PISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Alex Torrez said. “Today’s vote is a win for our children, our schools and our community. It’s a balanced and comprehensive bond that touches every campus in the district. We’re very happy for all the support we’ve received from the public during this process and the leadership of our Board of Trustees who brought the referendum to the voters.”
The bond package, totaling $286.68 million, provides new instructional space for current capacity issues as well as future growth, addresses aging campuses and infrastructure, increases safety and security and provides technology for students and teachers.
The first projects that will be funded by the bond will focus on safety and security upgrades at the campus level, along with the district’s 4th high school and the new Timmerman Elementary School. PISD is considered a fast-growth district and is expected to grow by an average of 400 students per year over the next 10 years. More than 45 percent of the bond package has been designated for the district’s fourth high school and 21st elementary school. In addition, this bond includes improvements to all existing school buildings in the district.
“The Board of Trustees is thrilled about the support our community has shown the district by giving its approval to the bond proposal,” Board of Trustees President Elva Gladney said. “As a former teacher and current Board member, it gives me great pride to live in a community that clearly values education and the work being done in Pflugerville ISD."
The voter-approved bond program will be funded within the district’s existing tax rate and will create no change to the existing tax rate. To view a listing of bond projects by campus, please visit www.pfisdbond.net.