At Caliterra, we love our students and being a part of the Dripping Springs ISD. Back in May, voters approved a $132 million bond package to help the district grow as the population of the area increases. This is the largest bond to date, but what does it mean for Dripping Springs schools?
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Over $70M Going to Elementary Schools
Over half of the bond, $72.2M, will be put toward building a new elementary school and the building of a new Walnut Springs Elementary, which is the elementary school for Caliterra. Dripping Springs ISD is projected to nearly double in size in the next 8-10 years, which means the district will need more space and new schools to accommodate the growth.
Expanding Dripping Springs High School
Another portion of the bond will go toward expanding Dripping Springs High School to serve 2,500 students. According to the district, Dripping Springs High School is already at capacity with 1,845 students and is expected to reach 120% of capacity by 2020.
The bond will also fund improvements and renovations at Dripping Springs Middle School, Dripping Springs Elementary School and Rooster Springs Elementary.
Updating District Technology and Facilities
Lastly, $7.6M of the bond will go to updating district technology and $7.2M will aid the conversion of the current Walnut Springs Elementary campus into a new Dripping Springs ISD administration and daycare facility. Additionally, a portion of the bond will go to improving the district’s transportation site to accommodate a growing bus fleet.
This is just a quick snapshot of what this new bond will do for the schools around our master-planned community in Dripping Springs. To see the district’s detailed plans for the $132 million bond package, view the bond summary from Dripping Springs ISD. Are you excited about what all is planned for the Dripping Springs schools? Let us know by connecting with Caliterra on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.