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Bond propositions defeated

Voters defeated the Round Rock ISD $572.1 million Bond package on May 6, which was proposed to address the needs of growth, innovation, and safety for 48,200 students.

The unofficial election results included voter turnout equaling 10.5 percent.

Round Rock ISD will need to address funding and strategies for capital renewal projects, replacing outdated technology and to accommodate crowded schools. Those next steps will be discussed at a future Board of Trustees meeting. The Board will adopt its budget for the 2017-18 school year in June. It will set its tax rate in September.


RRISD selected for Holdsworth Center Premier Leadership Program

Round Rock ISD has been selected as one of seven public school districts across Texas to be included in the inaugural Premier Leadership Program at the Holdsworth Center.

The Holdsworth Center, founded by H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt, aims to support and develop public school leaders in order to improve, over time, the quality of education offered to every child in every classroom in Texas, according to the organization.


RRISD Board approves District of Innovation plan, announces updates

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees updated the District of Innovation (DOI) policy at its April 20, 2017 regular meeting.

The District worked with stakeholders, including teachers and representatives, to ensure the updated policy is in the best interest of students, teachers and the community.

The Board originally adopted the DOI policy at its October 2016 regular meeting, giving the District flexibility in the following areas:

  • Teacher Certification for Hard-to-Fill Areas,
  • First & Last Day of Instruction,
  • Minimum Attendance for Credit,
  • Class size limits for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade and
  • Kindergarten Start Age

Round Rock ISD’s DOI policy aligns with its Strategic Plan, adopted by the Board in May 2015. The DOI process started with a community-led committee and the approval of the District Level Committee, which is comprised of principals, teachers, parents and business leaders.

Editor’s Note: District Digest is a publication from the Round Rock ISD Communications Department. We distribute this newsletter through our website, social media, and through partnerships with principals, directors, teachers, specialists, and staff across the District. The District Digest is published biweekly and includes a high-level overview of initiatives being discussed and implemented with the Board of Trustees, Executive Leadership Team, and Community Committees. Please email Community Relations if you have any questions about the newsletter or Round Rock ISD.