Amarillo voters will decide a $286 million bond package put forward by Amarillo Independent School District this May.
Last week, the Amarillo ISD board of trustees voted to place the proposed bond items on the ballot for voters to decide on May 7. The $286 million package will be broken into four different bond proposals. Proposition A will be for $180.6 million and would fund general school replacements and repairs. Proposition B will be for $19 million and would fund repairs to AISD’s football stadium. Proposition C will be for $38.3 million and would fund construction of a new “natatorium” with a diving pool. Finally, Proposition D will be for $48 million and would fund construction of new practice facilities for AISD schools.
Proposition A will be the largest single bond item put forward in AISD history, with a price tag surpassing the $107.9 bond item put forward by AISD in 2003.
According to the Texas Bond Review Board, voters in Amarillo ISD have decided more than $406.6 million in bond items since 1987, not counting this year’s package. Every bond item put forward by AISD has passed. The most recent bond put forward by AISD was placed on the ballot in May 2017 for $100 million and passed with 55 percent of voters backing the item.
As of fiscal year 2021, Amarillo ISD has $229.6 million in outstanding principal bond debt, according to the Texas Bond Review Board.