travis county taxpayer union http://kut.org en Why Austin ISD Can't Spend Any of Its 2013 Bond Money http://kut.org/post/why-austin-isd-cant-spend-any-its-2013-bond-money <p>In May, Austin voters approved nearly $600 million dollars in bond propositions for capital improvements in the Austin School District.</p><p>The money is allocated for technology upgrades in the classroom and district offices, and systemic repairs to facilities on campuses across the district, among other upgrades.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:36:04 +0000 Kate McGee 9078 at http://kut.org Why Austin ISD Can't Spend Any of Its 2013 Bond Money AISD Bond Language Comes Under Fire From Taxpayer Group http://kut.org/post/aisd-bond-language-comes-under-fire-taxpayer-group <p>An effort to derail the Austin school district’s <a href="http://www.austinisd.org/bond">bond election</a> was unsuccessful Friday.</p><p>A Travis County Court judge refused a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the vote. The order was sought by the <a href="http://www.tctunion.com/">Travis County Taxpayer Union</a>.&nbsp;The group contends the official ballot language doesn’t say anything about how much each proposition would cost voters.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:35:28 +0000 Kate McGee 7531 at http://kut.org AISD Bond Language Comes Under Fire From Taxpayer Group AISD Bonds: Prop 2 Earmarks Money for School Security http://kut.org/post/aisd-bonds-prop-2-earmarks-money-school-security <p></p><p>Since the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, school districts across the country are focusing on security. The Austin Independent School District is asking its voters whether it can use some of its&nbsp;<a href="http://www.austinisd.org/bond">$892 million proposed bond package&nbsp;</a>to improve school security.</p><p>At $233 million, Proposition Two is the largest of the propositions in the bond package. $23 million of those funds would go toward a variety of security improvements district wide. The largest would be to replace the district’s 20 year-old radio system.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:22:05 +0000 Kate McGee 7501 at http://kut.org AISD Bonds: Prop 2 Earmarks Money for School Security