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Voters approve $138.7 million Abilene ISD bond package

Abilene voters have approved a $138.7 million bond package aimed at making significant changes to Abilene Independent School District’s infrastructure.

The bond passed 63 percent (14,887 votes) to 37 percent (8,800 votes).

$69.1 million of the $138.7 million proposed bond is dedicated to replacing three aging elementary schools in Abilene ISD: Austin Elementary School, which opened in 1959, Dyess Elementary School, which opened in 1957 and Taylor Elementary School, which opened in 1955.

According to Abilene ISD’s website, here is how the rest of the proposed bond is split up: $36.6 million will go toward a new career tech center, $23 million will go toward athletic and fine arts program expansions and renovations and $10 million will go toward capital improvements.

Abilene homeowners would have to pay an extra $13 per month for every $100,000 that their home is worth if the bond were to be passed.

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