Manor ISD’s $280 million proposed bond for the November election was approved by voters Tuesday night.
The bond, which is expected to have no tax rate increase, passed by a 69 to 31 percent vote. This bond will help Manor ISD prepare for anticipated growth, technology, safety, transportation, and assessment-based upgrades for the next five years. The district is expecting to add nearly 2,800 additional students in the next four years.
“Manor ISD is one of the fastest-growing areas around Austin, and we need to make sure we provide the best educational experience for our students,” said Dr. Royce Avery, Manor ISD Superintendent. “Thanks to the dedication from the Manor ISD Board of Trustees and our community, we will continue to make Manor ISD a destination district.”
The bond was called in August 2019, after the Board and district administrators analyzed demographic data, department-based needs, and facility reports over the previous eight months. The proposal was presented to a Citizens Bond Committee made up of parents, business leaders, city officials, and other community members for additional feedback.
“This is a historic day for the future of Manor ISD, and we could not have accomplished this without the support from our community,” said Elmer Fisher, Manor ISD Board of Trustees President. “Manor ISD is making our way to greatness, and our students will be in a position where they will continue to succeed thanks to our voters.”
Capital projects are expected to begin as soon as the bonds are sold in early 2020. Facility-based projects will begin in the summer of 2020. Detailed information on bond projects can be found on the Manor ISD Bond web page.