About the Bond
The Austin ISD 2017 Bond Program is an investment in the district’s facilities, teachers and staff, and students. Student success is the ultimate goal and the district’s driving force. On Nov. 7, 2017, a majority, 72 percent, of Austin voters passed Austin Independent School District’s bond proposal for $1,050,984,000 to create 21st-century learning spaces for all students. More than two years of intensive analysis, planning and work went into the bond, which is designed to replace, improve, renovate and equip facilities for our approximately 83,000 students and 12,000 employees. Every school benefits. Key projects in the bond include:
- Constructing 17 new or modernized campus facilities;
- Improvements to address overcrowding and critical needs; and,
- Districtwide improvements to technology for teachers and students and transportation.
All of these projects are informed by the Facility Master Plan, a high-level guideline for all district facilities for decades to come. A Community Bond Oversight Committee of volunteer citizens has been appointed by the AISD Board of Trustees to ensure all bond projects remain faithful to the voter-approved programs, and to monitor and ensure projects are completed on time, with quality and within budget. This bond program website is a comprehensive look into the bond progress and milestones. Some important locations within the website include: