The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors released the following statement in support of the Round Rock ISD bond on the Nov. 2018 ballot:
“The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce encourages taxpayers in Round Rock ISD to support the proposed $508 million bond in November 2018. This will support student learning improvement and create, maintain and upgrade facilities while planning for growth, without an increase in the RRISD bond tax rate.”
Board Chairman Phil Wilson provided the following comment explaining the board's decision:
“With four out of every 10 Round Rock ISD taxpayers living within the city of Austin, we believe this is an important vote for our community. The proposed bond will not increase the tax rate to pay off bonds. Round Rock ISD has experienced significant student population growth and needs appropriate investments to maintain existing facilities to support learning for their students.”
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.