Feature Photo: Liberty Hill Middle School (pictured above) would be slated for expansion if the measure gets passed. Image: Facebook.
by Art Benavidez
Liberty Hill (Williamson County) — Voters will be headed to the polls next month to vote on a $491.7 million bond that was unanimously approved by the Liberty Hill Independent School District Board of Trustees on Feb. 8.
If approved, this bond will not increase the Liberty Hill ISD tax rate.
The Long-Range Planning Committee approved the bond proposal that will be turned into four separate propositions on the ballot:
Proposition A, $457.7 million of school facilities and capital improvements:
- Construction of two new elementary schools – Elementary school #6 and #7.
- Construction of a new middle school – Middle school #3.
- Construction of a new high school – High school #2.
- Expansion and renovations at Liberty Hill Elementary and Louine Noble Elementary
- Expansion and renovation of Liberty Hill Middle School that will increase the school to 1,200 student capacity, career and technical education (CTE), fine Arts, new roof, HVAC, and traffic flow improvements.
- Expansion of Santa Rita Middle School to 1,200 student capacity
- Liberty Hill High School expansion to 2,400 student capacity, CTE, fine arts, locker rooms.
- Maintenance and Repair– HVAC, roofing and other maintenance repair needs.
- District-wide campus security – security cameras, access control, front entry vestibules
- Technology infrastructure.
- Expansion of the transportation facility and new buses.
- Land acquisition and design for future school.
Proposition B, $8 million:
- Technology devices for students and staff.
Proposition C, $6 million worth of stadium expansion and high school improvements.:
- Liberty Hill High School stadium expansion with an additional 5,000 seat capacity and additional restrooms that are ADA compliant.
Proposition D, $20 million for a new high school.:
- Stadium for new high school #2 to include a competition field, seating capacity for 10,000, pressbox, locker rooms, concession stand and restrooms, 8-lane track
Registered voters in the district will have the opportunity to vote on the bond propositions during early voting, April 19-27, or on election day, May 1.