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A $40 million bond package is on the May 6 ballot for voters in the Llano Independent School District. The money would pay for major upgrades throughout the district. Photo by Stennis Shotts
Llano Independent School District voters will decide on a $39.8 million bond package on Election Day, which is Saturday, May 6. If approved, the money could pay for upgrades on campuses districtwide to accommodate a growing enrollment, better technology to improve student performance, and staff housing on district property.
The bond package is split into three propositions.
Proposition A accounts for $36.8 million, or about 92.4 percent, of the total bond package. It includes the following by campus/department:
Packsaddle Elementary School — additional classrooms, cafeteria expansion, competition gym, new flooring and paint, new practice field, new playground, and parking and traffic flow upgrades
Llano Elementary School — gym remodel, canopy over the drop-off area, and playground improvements
Llano Junior High School — gym remodel, classroom improvements, new flooring and paint, auditorium vestibule, and exterior entrance improvements
Llano High School — new career and technical education center and new paint and flooring
Athletic department — resurfacing the football field and track, additional locker rooms and weight room, existing high school locker room remodel, and new sports lighting at sites districtwide
Maintenance — replacement of HVAC units that have reached their service life, new mowers and maintenance equipment, and additions to the bus fleet districtwide
Security — updated camera systems, card readers, and emergency notification systems; automatic locks and gates; metal detector at the alternate school; and new intercom systems and fire alarms at Packsaddle Elementary School and Llano High School
Proposition B would use $2 million to fund the construction of staff housing on district property. The district noted on its bond election page that home sales increased 13 percent from 2020 to 2021, placing homeownership out of the reach of many teachers and staff.
Proposition C would use $1 million to purchase new technologies, such as computers and software, for students and staff to improve academic performance.
If the bond, especially Proposition A, is not approved, programs might have to be cut, officials said.