2021 Annual Report

of the 2017 Bond

Austinites can now view the 2021 Community Bond Oversight Committee Report so you can know how we’re investing your bond dollars.

Why It Matters

Since Nov. 7, 2017, we’ve invested more than $600 million in bond projects to create modern learning spaces for students and make critical improvements to aging facilities, and our work continues.

We are spending the bond dollars as intended and approved by voters, completing work on time and on budget. This is our receipt.

The Big Picture

Thanks to the voter-approved $1,050,984,000 bond, we’re creating learning spaces that meet the needs of current and future generations of learners.

These bond projects also support equitable programming so students across the district can thrive.

Dive Deeper

Read the annual report to learn about the bond budget, projects completed to date, equity in contracting, community outreach and investments in technology and sustainability.

We’ve also compiled some highlights for you below.

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2017 Bond Budget







Balance pie chart

Bond Project Updates

A Modernization

is a large-scale project that results in a new school, replacement of an old school or a major renovation to a significant part of an existing school.

These new facilities include flexible learning spaces, outdoor classrooms, state-of-the-art technology and community spaces.

Targeted Projects

focus on campus deficiencies including roofing replacements, plumbing drainage systems, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

The district has adopted two principles to guide which schools receive these targeted projects: (1) all students should be safe, warm and dry, and (2) the district is addressing the worst deficiencies first.

Modernization projects complete or underway
Targeted projects complete as of Summer 2021
Modernization projects opened
Scheduled for completion by Winter 2021
Scheduled for completion by 2022-23
Ann Richards School building

Historically Underutilized
Businesses (HUBs)

Austin ISD actively encourages participation by historically underutilized businesses (HUBs) to support equity in contracting.

AISD’s HUB program is in place to help businesses that are 51 percent owned or controlled by a minority or woman. Contracts awarded to HUBs during the 2017 Bond Program, include Architects, Engineers, Construction and other Professional Services.

AISD supports one of the most comprehensive public school HUB programs in the nation, providing tools for minority- and women-owned businesses to do business with the district.

$167.5 Million

in HUB contracts
through 2017 Bond

AISD’s spending with its Historically Underutilized Businesses generates economic activity in its business network and their communities. Click here to read the full Economic Impact Report from FY 2020-21.

in total
HUB production

Architecture &
Engineering Design

Architecture and engineering graphic


Construction graphic

Community Outreach


we hosted virtual milestone ceremonies to safely celebrate the progress of the bond. We look forward to returning to in-person events in 2022 and welcoming the community to visit the new modernized spaces.

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Cat Members
Cat meetings held
Bond email
Grand opening ceremonies
Monthly page views
on AISD Future website


The 2017 bond funds recurring costs to upgrade and replace existing systems, including network infrastructure, teacher and student devices, presentation systems and computer labs. This helped support our virtual learning initiatives during the pandemic.

student devices
teacher laptops
presentation systems installed in learning spaces
computer labs installed across all elementary and middle schools
AISD students studying in library


modernizations received LEED and/or AEGB certification
modernizations on track to receive both LEED and AEGB certification
modernizations on track to receive AEGB certification
saved through solar generation district wide

The 2017 Bond

supports sustainability with features that conserve resources and provide students with the opportunity to solve real-world problems while building a culture of stewardship.

All modernization projects include solar-ready roofs and electrical panels, 100 percent LED lighting, energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, water-efficient plumbing and outdoor learning areas that enrich hands-on learning in nature.