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AISD bond election slated May 11

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Did you vote in the AISD bond election yet? If not, you still have one more shot to make your vote count. This is the district's largest bond proposition at $892 million.

Austin residents have four propositions in front of them.

  • Prop 1 covers technology, transportation and food service.
  • Prop 2 would construct new schools and improve security.
  • Prop 3 will use money for repairs at campuses district wide 
  • Prop 4 would put money toward academic projects.

The bond's been controversial from the get go, from the month it's being held to how much money it would actually cost taxpayers. The estimate is $70 more a year in taxes for someone with a home valued at $200,000.

"The district deliberately picked an unbelievably low turnout election and what that does is it maximizes the special interest vote. When you have a tiny turnout you can have contractors, bankers and school district employees who dominate the election," said Don Zimmerman of Travis County Taxpayers Union.

"We've got good schools. If we don't maintain them we're going to lose our middle class and we're not going to take care of our children at large," said John Blaizer of AISD Citizens Bond Advisory Group.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, which is your last chance to vote on the bond.

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