Hutto ISD Bond Election

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Tomorrow, May 4, 2019, Hutto ISD is holding a bond election on a $194,400,000 bond that will fund numerous projects. While Siena residents are not residents of the city of Hutto and do not vote in regular city elections, they do have a vote in school bond elections since Siena is part of Hutto ISD. I hope this will inform you about the plans for the bond, costs of the bond and impact of the bond on you and your family.

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Since the last bond election in 2008, the student population in Hutto ISD has grown by 3000 students, from 5000 to 8000 students currently. The student population is expected to grow by another 2500 students in the next 5 years and the projects in this bond are supposed to address those attendance increases. The Vision 2025 plan put forward by the school board is supposed to include new school facility construction as well as replace aging systems, improve security and renovate existing facilities.

The Hutto ISD intends to finance the bond using the current tax rate – they anticipate no tax rate increases to pay the construction and improvements included in this bond. The current tax rate for Hutto ISD is $1.60 per $100 valuation. This pays for general operating expenses and debt service. For homeowners who are 65 & older and have filed the exemption application, the dollar amount of their property taxes levied by the ISD may not be increased above the amount paid in the first year after that person turns 65, regardless of changes in property value or tax rate. However, the value of improvements like additions or renovations are excluded.

Here is a quick break down of the bond project details:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS: $29,400,000

Cottonwood Creek, Nadine Johnson, Ray, and Veterans’
Hill Elementary School:
• Replace classroom & library furniture
• Replace HVAC & HVAC controls (except NJES, which was
replaced in 2018)
• Roofing and building façade repair and improvements

Hutto Elementary School:
• Replace original classroom wings & expand capacity
• Expand library & administration
• Renovate kitchen and dining facilities
• Replace classroom & library furniture

MIDDLE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS: $77,760,000

Hutto & Farley Middle Schools
• Fine Arts additions (Dance, Ballet Folklorico & Orchestra)
• Project based learning space renovations
• Replace classroom & library furniture
• Replace HVAC & HVAC controls
• Roofing and building façade repair & improvements
Construct Middle School #3

HIGH SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS: $60,800,000

• Classroom renovations
• Band, Choir, Orchestra and Black Box Theater additions &
renovations
• Career & Technical Education (CTE) program additions &
renovations
• Replace remaining HVAC
• Roofing and building façade repair & improvements
• Baseball & Softball field lighting upgrades
• Stadium & track additions & renovations

TRANSPORTATION FACILITY: $5,000,000

New Bus Maintenance Facility with shops and repair bays,
driver training facility, and additional bus and auto parking

TECHNOLOGY: $16,535,000

Security system upgrades, disaster recovery systems, fiber WAN,
switch replacement, technology closet & data center
improvements, structured cabling, wireless, and classroom AV
upgrades

SCHOOL BUSES: $1,400,000

New buses

SAFETY & SECURITY: $500,000

Upgrades to Department of Health & Safety server capacity &retrofit, intrusion detection, access control, security cameras &
communications systems

LAND BUDGET: $3,000,000

Funds for possible costs associated with land purchases and site
development for future school sites

For full information on the Hutto ISD Bond 2019, please visit www.hipponation.org/bond2019

If you have any questions about Hutto ISD, Hutto schools in Siena Round Rock or any other Siena or real estate questions that I can answer, please let me know!

By your Siena Real Estate Expert & Neighbor Kyle Pfaffe

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