Amarillo ISD school board calls for $285.9 million bond election

At the recommendation of a Community Facilities Advisory Committee, the Amarillo ISD Board of Trustees called for a bond election to be held May 7. 

Over the past four months, the Facilities Advisory Committee, made up of more than 40 parents, teachers, community leaders and District staff reviewed an extensive study of the facilities. 

Since nearly 80 percent of AISD’s schools are more than 50 years old, the overall study focused on building conditions as well as student program needs.

“The Advisory Committee’s thoughtful and thorough recommendations provided a vision for us to ultimately determine which priorities and projects we think will be most advantageous for our students, and as we’ve said before, leave our community better,” said AISD Board President David Nance. “I look forward to the opportunity for our students now and those who will grow up in AISD. These bonds are an investment in them and their future with the caliber of schools and facilities they deserve.“

Bond Proposition A: $180.6 million

Austin Middle School Replacement

Middle & High School Fine Arts Additions & Renovations

Elementary & Middle School Gym Air Conditioning

Middle School Secured Entrances

Elementary School Perimeter Fencing

Window Replacement at 12 Campuses

Roof Replacements

Exterior Lighting Allowance for Some Athletic Fields

Technology Network Cabling Updates

Bond Proposition B: $19 million

Dick Bivins Stadium- Replace Stands & Add 2 Lanes to the Track

Bond Proposition C: $38.3 million

Natatorium- 50 meter Indoor Practice & Competition Swimming Pool

Bond Proposition D: $48 million

Multi-Purpose Indoor Activity Facilities at the 4 Traditional High Schools

With passage of all four bond propositions, the average home in Amarillo, valued at $165,000, would see an annual tax increase of $162.48 based on current market estimates. The property taxes for residents over 65 years of age with a homestead exemption are frozen and would not be affected by the bond.

The election is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2022, and early voting will begin on Monday, April 25.

More information about the bond election can be found at

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