of the 2017 Bond
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.
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.
2017 Bond Budget
Bond Project Updates
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.