Board to decide bond proposal

Public forums on proposed $265M bond to be held this month

Hays CISD officials will now take the next step toward potential projects that could go into a possible bond initiative this May. On Monday, the Hays CISD board of trustees will consider accepting the Growth Impact Committee’s recommendation for projects to go in the bond during a special called meeting. The GIC recommended a single proposition bond that will total $265 million. The proposal includes a $122 million high school and two $33 million elementary schools. Residents will have a chance to comment on the proposal at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, and during a series of public forums that will be held in January and early February. The district must decide on calling a bond election by Feb. 17.

Bond Projects for May 2017
(project list not final and is subject to change)

High School No. 3 $122,000,000
Elementary School $33,925,000
Buda Elementary School $33,925,000
New transportation facility $17,262,000
Technology Infrastructure $1,012,200
Facility assessment: District-wide improvements $11,340,070
CTE Automotive Technology at Lehman High $3,127,000
Library upgrades at Wallace, Barton middle schools and Kyle Elementary School $978,000
William M. Johnson Administrative Services Center (PAC option) $15,500,000
Facility assessment: Roofing and HVAC $9,304,921
Security/surveillance $300,000
CTE: Hays High Vet Tech $550,000
CTE: Lehman High Vet Tech $1,764,400
Hays High band hall upgrades, renovation or possible replacement $8,480,000
Libraries (books only) $822,000
Hays High Auto Tech expansion $100,000
Hays High broadcasting studio $650,000
Lehman High broadcasting studio $590,000
Bleachers, lights and scoreboard at Dahlstrom MS $590,000
Hays High and Lehman High STEM $236,000
Bleachers and press box at Lehman High $345,000
Bleachers, lights and scoreboard at Wallace MS $473,000
Second floor to transportation facility for professional development $3,286,000
Baseball/Softball complex at Hays High $3,600,000
Culinary arts addition at Hays High $1,888,000

Total $265,026,591

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