16 new or modernized school campuses

Facilities will be modernized and enlarged to support new programs.

Critical repairs and renovation

Every school in the district will get needed improvements

Responsibility for Special Needs

Funds for facilities to enable AISD to meet its obligation to serve everyone.

Our tax dollars stay here

All bond money will be spent here in the Austin school district.

What is Proposition A?

Proposition A will authorize AISD bonds for construction of new schools to relieve overcrowding, for critical repairs at existing schools, to address safety concerns, and to create new high tech programs and facilities to give our children a 21st Century education experience.

AISD is proud that its 83,000 students have an 89.7% graduation rate, the highest in history. AISD exceeds state and national averages on the SAT and ACT tests. The goal is to give every child an opportunity for an exciting future.
A significant portion of Prop. A bonds will fund new technology, computers, computer labs, and new high tech programs and learning spaces —providing students and teachers with the digital tools for 21st Century instruction.

- 16 New or Modernized School Campuses

Facilities will be modernized and enlarged to support new programs. High schools will be renovated and new middle schools will be built to meet the needs of shifting population and better serve every part of AISD.

- Critical Repairs and Renovation

With an average age over 40, many Austin schools face critical structural problems and safety issues. Every school in AISD will get needed improvements such as: plumbing, electrical wiring, fire alarms, security cameras, flooring, windows, drainage and roof repair.

- Expanded Magnet Schools and Advanced Programs

Prop. A will allow AISD to launch a new Health and Science magnet school; to expand the Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA); to sustain a Careers in Technology program in partnership with Dell, and improve facilities for Early College High School programs with Austin Community College.

- Responsibility for Special Needs

The bond package includes funds for facilities to enable AISD to meet its obligation to serve everyone by providing a welcoming learning environment for students with special needs—some so severe that they could not thrive in traditional classrooms.

- Our Tax Dollars Stay Here

Under the current Texas school finance system, about 40% of Austin school dollars are sent to other school districts. But the bond package is not subject to that law and all bond money will be spent here in the Austin school district. Prop. A bonds will require no tax rate increase. Seniors will pay no extra taxes at all, since school tax amounts are frozen for those over 65.