The La Vernia ISD Community Advisory Committee has been hard at work over the past six months studying the district’s student enrollment growth, school capacity issues, safety and security, school finances and facility conditions. The group was comprised of school district parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. The work culminated in a long-range plan to ensure that La Vernia ISD has future capacity to accommodate student enrollment growth and to provide classroom space for students currently in overcrowded campuses. The bond is also aimed at renovating aging facilities throughout the school district as part of the district’s long-range preventative maintenance plan.
The La Vernia ISD Board of Trustees considered four options. The Board voted unanimously in support of Option 1, and to call a bond election to be held on May 6, 2023. The bond program includes two propositions. Proposition A, in the amount of $108 million, will fund safety and security upgrades to include access control at each campus, additional classrooms throughout the district, technology infrastructure, new buses, and campus renovations. Proposition B, in the amount of $1 million, will fund replacement of athletic turf that has exceeded its life cycle.
This bond election will result in no increase in the tax rate. District property values and construction of new homes and businesses in La Vernia ISD creates additional bonding capacity at the current I&S tax rate and will support this bond program with no impact to the tax rate.