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BISD Board Elects Not to Call Bond for May Election


Additional Information Contact: Kristi Lee,

Executive Director of Communications


BISD Board of Trustees Elects Not to Call Bond for May Election


(Bastrop) – The Bastrop Independent School District Board of Trustees discussed the merits of a proposed $85 million bond in a special meeting held on Monday, February 13 and again Thursday, February 16. The Board took no action on calling an election for this May.


“During Monday’s meeting, the board requested time to gather more feedback from constituents regarding a possible May bond election,” said board president James Allen. “After much reflection and careful consideration of the feedback from our community members regarding timing and other factors, we have decided not to call for a bond election this May. We know that our district's needs are significant and growing, and it is our hope that our community also will come to understand this and support our efforts to do what is best for the future of Bastrop ISD.”


Board members expressed their appreciation for the hard work of Superintendent Steve Murray, the BISD staff, and the community members who worked hard to educate and promote the needs of the district.


“The needs of our district are there, and we know we will have to address them sooner or later, but in the interim, we are going to make it work because that’s what we do,” said Murray. “We take care of kids, and we will continue to give our utmost to ensure that teachers and students have what they need to be successful.”


Bastrop ISD is located 30 miles southeast of Austin and serves approximately 10,500 students from the communities of Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Red Rock, Rockne, Paige and other rural areas of Bastrop County.


For more information, contact Kristi Lee at (512) 772-7106.