Oct 27, 2021

Leander ISD Bond 2021: What’s on the ballot?

On Election Day, November 2, residents in Travis and Williamson Counties will be voting on the Leander ISD Bond. The $772.2 million bond covers projects for new school construction and updates to technology and school resources for the next three years. 

Our friends at Community Impact Newspaper report, “the district is expecting to add 12,000 students in the next 10 years based on growth projections. This amounts to nine more schools needed in 10 years.”

According to the school district, approval of the bond by voters will not increase the tax rate. Leander ISD has paid off enough debt to afford the bond. Additionally, the district expects revenue from the recent increase in taxable properties to help fund projects. 

This is the largest ever proposed by the district. The Leander ISD bond funds are distributed in three propositions for voter consideration. 

What’s included in the 2021 Leander ISD bond?

Proposition A

Proposition A of the Leander ISD bond includes $727.2 million in funding for new construction and renovation, plus equipment replacement projects. 

Proposition B

Proposition B would fund $33.3 million in technology upgrades and replacements for student and staff laptops. 

Proposition C

Proposition C lists $11.7 million for lighting and sounds upgrades and renovations for the high school and district performing arts centers. 

Leander ISD Bond Project Proposals

The $772.2 million bond lists several renovations and new construction projects to be completed throughout the school district over the next three years. View more in-depth project information from Leander ISD. 

Proposed Projects Include:

  • 3 new elementary schools
  • Renovations and updates at aging elementary schools
  • Playground improvements at elementary schools
  • 1 new middle school
  • Updates to aging middle schools
  • Cafetorium lighting and sound updates at middle schools
  • Updates to Cedar Park, Vista Ridge, and Leander high schools
  • 1 new building for New Hope High School
  • High school-level school of choice program
  • High school fine arts program improvements
  • Technology infrastructure improvements
  • School bus replacement

How to vote?

The voter registration deadline already passed however, if you are registered to vote in Williamson or Travis Counties, early voting is still open until October 29. Election day is November 2. 

Below is polling location information by county:

Williamson County Voters:

Early Voting Polling Locations:

  • Austin – Anderson Mill Limited District, 11500 El Salido Pkwy.
  • Cedar Park – Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd.
  • Cedar Park – Randalls, 1400 Cypress Creek Rd.
  • Leander – Public Library Annex, 1011 S. Bagdad Rd.
  • Leander – The Crossover, 1717 Scottsdale Dr.

Early Voting Polls are open: 

  • Monday, Oct. 18 through Wednesday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Oct. 29 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Election Day Polling Locations: Open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Nov. 2.

  • Austin – Anderson Mill Limited District, 11500 El Salido Pkwy.
  • Cedar Park – Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd.
  • Cedar Park – Randalls, 1400 Cypress Creek Rd.
  • Cedar Park – Cedar Park High School, 2150 Cypress Creek Rd.
  • Cedar Park – Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St.
  • Cedar Park – Rockbridge Church, 2001 W New Hope Dr.
  • Cedar Park – Vista Ridge High School, 200 S Vista Ridge Blvd
  • Leander – Public Library Annex, 1011 S. Bagdad Rd.
  • Leander – The Crossover, 1717 Scottsdale Dr.
  • Leander – Leander Church of Christ, 300 Crystal Falls Pkwy.
  • Leander – Leander High School, 3301 S Bagdad Rd.
  • Leander – Pat Bryson Municipal Hall, 201 N Brushy St.
  • Leander – Rouse High School, 1222 Raider Way

Travis County Voters:

Early Voting polling locations are open Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m – 6 p.m. 

Locations within Leander ISD: 

  • Austin – Unity Church of the Hills, 9905 Anderson Mill Rd.
  • Cedar Park – Christ Episcopal, 3520 W. Whitestone Blvd

Election Day Polling Locations: Open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Nov. 2.

  • Austin – Unity Church of the Hills, 9905 Anderson Mill Rd.
  • Austin – Peace Lutheran, 10625 N. FM 620
  • Austin – River Place Elementary, 6500 Sitio Del Rio Blvd.
  • Austin – St. Luke’s on the Lake Episcopal Church, 5600 Ranch Rd. 620 N.
  • Austin – Canyon Ridge, 12601 Country Trails Ln.
  • Cedar Park – Christ Episcopal, 3520 W. Whitestone Blvd.
  • Cedar Park – Deer Creek Elementary, 2420 Zeppelin Dr.
  • Leander – 14401 Round Mountain Rd.
  • Leander – Volente Fire Dept., 15406 FM 2769