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Del Valle ISD's Proposition Looks to Build 2 New Elementary Schools

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Courtesy of Del Valle ISD

You might have heard lot about several bond propositions on the ballot, specifically Austin's $1 billion bond to pay for rail and road projects, but voters in the Del Valle School District are also deciding on a $134 million bond proposition.

The proposition looks to fund improvements, including everything from a new concession stand at the district's football stadium to buses to a pair of new elementary schools. The proposed projects may cover a broad swath of operational needs, but the proposition ultimately looks to get ahead of the district's future growth in student population.

Two new elementary schools, new buses, a career and technology facility and fine arts facility at the high school, a concession stand, field house and restrooms at the high school football field, gym renovations, and some technology are all included in the proposition.

The bond proposition does not include money for a second high school.

The district says the estimated cost of a new high school would equal the current bond proposal, and the district expects the number of elementary school children to increase in upcoming years. So, DVISD says it needs to build those schools first.

If approved, the district’s tax rate would increase by six cents—a $60 dollar annual increase on a $100,000 home.

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