Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Board Supports Round Rock ISD May 2017 Bond Proposal

The Austin Chamber Board of Directors on March 23 voted unanimously to support Round Rock ISD’s three propositions which comprise a $572.1 million bond on the May 2017 ballot. This will increase Round Rock ISD taxes by $2.23 per month on a $290,000 median priced home. The initiative will support student learning and help create, maintain, and upgrade school facilities. Please see the below quote from, Shaun Cranston, SVP at Brookfield Residential, who also serves as the Chamber’s Vice Chair of Education.

“With four out of every 10 Round Rock ISD taxpayers living within the City of Austin, we believe this is an important vote for our community. Round Rock ISD has experienced significant student population growth and is expected to exceed 52,000 students by 2027. The Austin business community has worked with the Round Rock Chamber and the school districts to establish a Master Facility Plan. We watched Round Rock ISD grow its facilities and physical infrastructure while maintaining a AAA bond rating. We are confident additional bond funds will effectively accommodate our students’ future needs and will continue to allow the district to graduate students fully equipped to contribute to our strong local economy.”