Facing an explosion of growth, for the first time in 10 years the Leander ISD has decided to ask voters to approve a school bond package.
The $454 million bond proposal was advanced by the school board Thursday night and will be on the November general election ballot.
The Leander ISD currently educates more than 39,000 students and is growing by more than 1,100 students per year, school board officials said.
Leander ISD officials said that with the bond issue to pay for new schools and important school infrastructure improvements, the school board will not need to increase its current tax rate.
The bond proposal would fund the construction of four new schools, land purchases for nine more schools, design work, security improvements and transportation and maintenance additions, school officials said.
For background details about the bond proposal, check out our previous article about the proposed improvements and construction here.