The Round Rock ISD community approved the $508.4 million Bond proposition on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot. Projects included in the Bond package are a new elementary school to address explosive growth on the District’s northeast side; expanding existing schools to replace portables and accommodate growth; a significant investment in modernizing both McNeil and Westwood high schools; crucial upgrades to campus security; replacing and upgrading aging and obsolete items and systems in older facilities (including roofing, HVAC; electrical and plumbing upgrades); replacing out-of-date technology; and building new facilities to accommodate growth.
Currently, District Departments are planning to responsibly roll out projects by following a thorough planning process for design and permitting which will be followed by implementation or construction. The planning and design process for each project can take anywhere from a few weeks to months to solidify and our District follows these processes to ensure that projects are completed as soon as possible while using taxpayer funds responsibly.
- Bond 2018 Overview Sheet
- Bond 2018 Presentation
- Bono 2018 Presentación en Español
- Bond 2018 Presentations and Video
- Bono 2018 Video en Español
- Aquatic Practice Facility Overview
- Trustee and Bond Election Notices and Orders
for November 6, 2018
Individual capital renewal and replacement project details, including playground breakdowns, can be found on the Bond 2018 project definition sheets.
To see how individual campuses would be affected, use the drop-down menus below.
Double File Trail
Joe Lee Johnson
- Projects Include
- Construction of Elementary #35
- Brushy Creek ES – Add 16 Classrooms and Expand Gym and Cafeteria
- Caraway ES – Add 8 Classrooms and Expand Cafeteria and Stage
- Chisholm Trail & Grisham MS – Add Athletic Training Facility
- C.D. Fulkes MS – Rebuild Campus
- Construction of Aquatic Practice Facility
- Stony Point HS – Expand Cafeteria and Courtyard
- McNeil HS – Master Plan Phase 2a – Renovations for Administration, Expand Cafeteria, Construction of Science Addition, and Athletic Facility Improvements
- Westwood HS – Master Plan Phase 4a and 4b – Add 26 Classrooms with Spaces for Dance and ROTC, and Renovate Fine Arts Spaces
- Early College HS – Master Plan Design, Land and Phase 1 Construction
- Districtwide- Replace Aging Buses (Includes Special Needs Buses)
- High School #6 – Shovel Ready Design
Safety & Security
- Projects Include
- Districtwide – Update Public Address (PA) Systems
- Districtwide – Install Surveillance Cameras and Panic Buttons for Portables
- Districtwide – Replace Fire Alarm Systems
- Districtwide – Install Emergency Telephone, Intercom and Camera at Entry System
- Districtwide – Install Additional Video Surveillance
- Districtwide – Upgrade Visitor Management System
- Districtwide – Implement Student/Staff Badging System
- Districtwide – Implement Emergency Broadcast Notification System
- Districtwide – Install Burglar Alarm/Intrusion Detection System
- Districtwide – Install Bus/Fleet Management (GPS and Video Surveillance) System
- Districtwide – Access Control System
- Districtwide – Two Way Communication System
- Districtwide – Campus Radio and Signal Repeaters
- Projects Include
- Districtwide – Replace Cafeteria AV Multimedia Systems
- Districtwide ES – Replace Aging Projectors with Interactive Flat Panels
- Districtwide MS & HS – Replace Aging Projectors and Ceiling Speakers
- Districtwide – Refresh Student Laptop Carts and Devices
- Districtwide – Refresh Campus and Staff Devices
- Districtwide – Refresh CTE/ Journalism and Language Lab Devices
- Districtwide – Expand Server and Storage
- HS – CTE Program Enhancements
- Districtwide – Local Area Network (LAN)/Wide Area Network (WAN)
- Districtwide – Wireless Refresh
- Districtwide – Cabling
- Districtwide – WAN Fiber Refresh/New Construction
- Districtwide – Fine Arts Technology in Classrooms
- Projects Include
- Districtwide – Replace HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing Systems
- Districtwide – Replace Roofing, Flooring and Paving
- Elementary Campuses – Install Playground Equipment and Ground Covers
- Elementary Campuses -Install Playground Shade Structures
- Secondary Campuses – Resurface Tracks
- HS & Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex – Replace Turf Fields
What are bonds?
A bond is a debt instrument in which an investor loans money to the District. The proceeds from the bond are used to finance capital projects and other long term items. The District repays the principle of the bonds, along with interest, over a period of time. School districts can only sell bonds if authorization is received by voters.
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Bond dollars are not part of the district’s operating budget; they cannot be spent on any initiative or program that not explicitly identified in the bond proposition, such as teacher salaries.
Additionally, bond dollars are not subject to recapture. Recapture, or “Robin Hood” is a state law that requires RRISD to send money to the state each fiscal year out of its operating budget—this year more than $30 million. Bond dollars are $1 for $1 investment in Round Rock ISD; the state can’t take bond dollars as part of recapture.
QUESTIONS ABOUT SCHOOL BOND 2018?
Important dates to remember
Last day to register to vote
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Monday, Oct. 22 – Friday, Nov. 2
November 6, 2018
Round Rock ISD keeps AAA bond ratings from Moody’s and Fitch
Bond 2018 Program Update: Fall 2019
Bond 2018 Program: Summer 2019 Update
Board of Trustees approve architect for Elementary #35
Round Rock ISD maintains AAA bond ratings from Moody’s and Fitch
Board of Trustees approve architects for C.D Fulkes, Aquatic Practice Facility
Superintendent's Message: 2018 Bond: What’s next?
Superintendent's Message: Thank you Round Rock ISD community for supporting our schools!
Round Rock ISD voters approve $508.4 million Bond Election
Bond Project Impact: Bond 2018 would continue work on high school Master Plans, address growth and security issues
Bond Project Impact: Safety and Security in Round Rock ISD
VIDEO: Bond Project Impact: Elementary School #35
Bond Project Impact: A New Elementary School Would Address Growth in Round Rock ISD
Bond Project Impact: C.D. Fulkes Middle School Reconstruction
Bond-Splaining: Why is a swim practice facility included in the Bond?
21st Century Learning: Interactive Touch Panels inspire engagement, increase learning
VIDEO: Round Rock ISD: Tax Rate Impact
BOND-splaining: How can a $508.4 million bond have no impact on the tax rate
VIDEO: Round Rock ISD: Bond 2018 Overview
Board calls for $508.4 million Bond Election in November 2018
How will Bond 2018 impact my Round Rock ISD property tax rate?
How is it possible that Bond 2018 would not result in a tax rate increase?
What is included in the Bond 2018 package?
- Construction of elementary school to alleviate crowding on District’s East side
- Upgrades to campus safety and security
- Classroom additions to replace portable buildings
- Additional funds for Westwood High School Master Plan Phase 4
- Additional funds for McNeil High School Master Plan Phase 2
- An investment in technology
- Construction of a practice swim facility
- Playground upgrades
- Heating and cooling system, roofing, electrical, plumbing, flooring replacements and upgrades