In response to today’s press conference regarding Austin ISD’s Bond, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors released the following statement in support of the bond:
“We the Board of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce resoundingly support the Austin Independent School District’s bond proposal and encourage a yes vote in November. The bond will invest $1.04 billion to Austin’s students and provide 21st-century learning spaces without a tax rate increase for our residents. Under Superintendent Paul Cruz, Austin ISD has put forth a credible Master Facility Plan that will guide the district over the next 25 years, utilized conservative financial projections related to the bond, and has exhibited strong financial stewardship. The success of Austin ISD is intrinsically linked to the success of Austin. Providing our students with a high-quality education is paramount for Superintendent Cruz and he has proven this by joining our efforts to improve direct to college enrollment, and college and career readiness in students. Quality public education is a crucial tool in recruiting employers to the region. This bond will help keep the Central Texas region competitive in an increasingly demanding marketplace.”
Greater Austin Chamber
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin Region works. We serve as the voice of business for 2,800 organizations representing a combined workforce of about 330,000 employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members.