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2022 Bond: Progress and Planning Update

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August 30, 2023


In November 2022, Austin voters approved $2.44 billion in bond funds for improvements across the district. Since then, the district has been designing projects, ordering materials and gathering community input.

What you need to know: We’ve held 33 Campus Architectural Team meetings for our communities to provide input on the design and function of the open-concept schools. 

  • During bond planning, we heard that spaces for mental health and community partners are a top priority, and the plans for these areas have become even more robust through the CAT process.

**How it works: **Principals of the four open-concept school renovations and nine modernization projects selected the members of their CATs, which include teachers, parents, students and community members who will work with the architects to ensure that the schools are designed by and for the communities they serve.

  • Austin ISD will continue to implement feedback from the CATs to ensure all open-concept, modernization and comprehensive projects meet the needs of the students and teachers who use these buildings every day. 

**Get involved: **We’re still recruiting for CATs as we kick off more modernization and comprehensive projects this fall. 

  • Learn more about joining a CAT and stay up-to-date about upcoming CAT and community meetings.

  • All open-concept, modernization and comprehensive projects with a CAT will host at least four community meetings throughout the design and construction process to share timely updates and continue to gather feedback. 

**HUB support: **Since the voters approved the 2022 Bond, we’ve hired providers for 40 different services with more than 120 businesses. 

  • The Historically Underutilized Business program began in 2016, and has continued to grow, ensuring the businesses hired to work on the 2022 Bond are diverse and inclusive.

Go deeper: For more information on the 2022 Bond Program visit AISDFuture.com.

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