Trustees of the Eanes Independent School District are considering general obligation bond packages ranging from $75 million to $99 million that could be set for an election in November.
Bond proposals for the Travis County district include $24.7 million for facility maintenance and repairs, $18 million for technology, $7.3 million to comply with regulations for access for the disabled, and $2 million for transportation-related project.
Other projects that could be a part of the bond program include a new elementary school, extensive remodeling of an existing elementary school, and a student activity center with an indoor athletic field.
A recent survey that was financed by the chairman of the citizens bond advisory committee found significant support for a debt referendum of $99 million or less.
Eanes ISD is looking at a proposal to put advertising on the outside of its 40 school buses. The advertising could generate up to $144,000 a year after five years.
Six Texas school districts currently allow advertising on buses.
The district’s $125 million of outstanding GO debt has unenhanced ratings of AA-plus from Standard & Poor’s and AA from Fitch Ratings.