failed bond election

Wed
20
Nov

Bond election outcome does not stop need

As you know, the 2019 Bond Proposal was not approved by voters on November 5th. As I shared on election night, we are committed to studying the results of the election, listening to our stakeholders, and bringing forward in the future a revised bond proposition based on the feedback we receive. We are in the process of publishing a short survey we hope voters will use to provide the District feedback about the failed school bond proposal.  

With that said, the needs identified in the 2019 Bond still exist. For example, Bertram Elementary has 45 more students today than projected through our demographic study. That means that Bertram Elementary is on-track to exceed its capacity even sooner than the original target of 2025.  The District’s operating budget cannot accommodate the cost of adding a new classroom wing at Bertram Elementary to increase its capacity. 

Wed
20
Nov

BCISD perusing voter opinions on failed bond

Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet CISD trustees are in the process of studying the results of the failed 2019 bond election through surveys recently sent out to voters following the results of the Tuesday, Nov. 5 election day.

At a workshop held Monday, Nov. 19, trustees discussed information they have received through 165 responses received so far out of approximately 2,570 surveys distributed to BCISD citizens.

As of the Monday workshop, reasons for votes against the bond included concerns of the passage of a bond raising taxes; the amount of funds directed towards projects in the athletics department; concerns that the District was not being truthful about the direction of funds or were not using funds appropriately; the opinion that the district should live within its means; and many said they had no knowledge of the bond.

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