Following the latest bond rating upgrade in October, Round Rock ISD continues to be the only school district in the state of Texas to earn a AAA rating from both Moody’s and Fitch credit rating agencies.
Projects from Bond 2018 continue to move forward with many making significant headway during Summer 2019. These projects, and more that will take shape in the next three years, will impact the entire Round Rock ISD community, which includes more than 50,000 students and 7,000 employees.
This summer we are moving forward on many projects from Bond 2018 which will impact our community at the campus and District-wide level. The next few months will see a number of projects take shape and we want to be sure our students, parents, staff and community members are informed and up-to-date on this exciting process.
Moving forward on major Bond 2018 projects, the Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees approved architects to develop master plans and designs for the rebuild of C.D. Fulkes Middle School and the Aquatics Center during their Regular Meeting in February.
As we close out a monumental first half of the school year, I’d like to take a moment to thank you once again for your support of our students and schools this past November during our District’s Bond Election.
Westwood and McNeil high schools are slated for significant work if voters approve Round Rock Independent School District’s proposed Bond on Nov. 6. The $508.4 million Bond is not expected to raise the District’s tax rate, which is at a 30-year low.
Round Rock ISD’s 2018 Bond proposal includes nearly $30 million for upgrades to safety and security districtwide. One of those upgrades would be a video intercom system at each campus which requires every visitor to be granted entry through a locked front door after office staff are able to screen both visually and audibly. The system has been piloted at Westwood High School beginning last spring.
If Round Rock ISD’s proposed Bond passes on Nov. 6., a new elementary school would be built in northeast Round Rock ISD to provide space for a growing student population and relieve crowding at Herrington. Elementary #35 would provide space for about 900 students and is budgeted to cost $48 million, which includes furnishings and technology.