Texas voters approve more than 70% of school bond propositions

Based on our review of unofficial election results from across the state, Texas voters have approved 72 percent of the 201 bond propositions on the ballot from 117 school districts during the May 4th election.

Voters also approved a majority of the dollars proposed. Of the $10.1 billion in bonds proposed, voters approved $7.5 billion worth — approximately 75 percent.

Bond passage rates appear to still be impacted by requirements in HB 3 (2019) and SB 30 (2019), however, with most cycles since then reporting lower passage rates.

Proposals for school building improvements passed at 54 percent, representing 59 percent of the 139 approved bonds this last election. Technology proposals were well-received by voters too, with 92 percent of those propositions passing across the state. Furthermore, propositions for school buses and transportation saw a 75 percent passing rate.

About 82 percent of stadium and natatorium proposals were approved. While bond proposals for athletic facilities improvements and construction saw lower levels of support with 58 percent passing.

You can view the full May 4th unofficial results here.