(Austin, TX) // Today, Austin Tech Alliance formally endorsed Austin ISD’s bond proposal, which includes $55 million in district-wide technology upgrades.
“Today’s the first day of early voting for the November 7 election, and we’re urging ATA members and everyone in Austin’s tech sector to make your voice heard at the ballot box and support the Austin ISD bond,” said ATA executive director David Edmonson. “The bond’s $55 million dedicated to district-wide technology upgrades represents a down payment on the technological modernization of all AISD schools. This matters, as the success of our community schools and their ability to educate the next generation of local tech talent are essential parts of Austin’s continued progress as an international tech hub.”
In early October, ATA hosted a community discussion about the AISD bond and heard from leaders in Austin’s tech sector about the importance of strong public schools and access to modern technology. AISD Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz also provided an overview of the bond, which includes 16 new or modernized schools throughout the district and technology and facility support for all 130 schools.
Should it pass, the bond will cover a number of technological investments, including replacing all teachers’ personal computers, providing front of room presentation systems for all classrooms, and upgrading computer labs at high schools and middle schools. More information on the bond is available at AISDFuture.com.
Early Voting for the bond proposal begins today, October 23, and ends Friday, November 3. Election Day is November 7. During Early Voting and on Election Day, registered voters may vote at any Vote Center in Travis County.
Austin Tech Alliance is a nonpartisan, member-based 501(c)(6) nonprofit founded to promote civic engagement in Austin’s tech sector by educating the tech grassroots on policies that impact them, advocating for tech-forward solutions to community challenges, and activating the tech sector to speak up, participate, and vote.