Voters in Allen ISD’s bond election were split on the four propositions making up the $222 million package proposed by the school district.
But in passing Propositions A and D, the former by a margin of just 19 votes, they approved bonds totaling roughly $214 million, or more than 96% of the funding asked for by the school district.
The Collin County Elections Office announced the final results after tabulating the final provisional, mail-in and military ballots from the Nov. 3 election. The results of Proposition A were too close to call on Election Day with a 19-vote difference.
An additional 375 ballots were counted, and the proposition passed by the same margin: 19 votes.
Proposition A called for various capital improvements, safety and security, campus upgrades, technology, infrastructure and transportation for more than $189 million.
Proposition D was approved on Election Day with more than 54% of the vote, calling for $25 million to be spent on technology replacement, including the purchase of computers and printers for student and staff use.
Proposition B failed on Election Day with more than 61% of voters against it. It would have provided track resurfacing and turf replacement at several athletic facilities across the district for a total of more than $7 million.
Proposition C failed on Election Day with more than 51% of voters against it. It would have provided tennis court repairs and resurfacing for a total of $515,000.
“These projects will help Allen ISD maintain our long-standing tradition of excellence, and they will provide our staff with the resources they need to prepare our students for their future,” Superintendent Robin Bullock said in a news release. “For the projects that were not approved by voters, Allen ISD and the Board of Trustees will evaluate the steps necessary to address these needs in our district.”
An all-time record of more than 48,000 people voted on the bond propositions for Allen ISD, according to the release.
The bond election came more than a year after voters rejected a pricier, $422 million Allen ISD bond proposal.