By Erin Green
The Llano Independent School District bond passed easily Saturday night, unofficial returns showed.
The proposition received 1,401 votes in favor, or 63.71 percent of the 2,199 total votes cast, while 798 voters cast ballots against the measure.
The $33.4 million bond will add technology in Llano’s classrooms, as well as fund renovations and updated work at Llano Elementary School and new gym flooring and covered bus and parent pick-up and drop-off at Packsaddle Elementary School. The bond also funds 16 new buses to the district and new additions and updated equipment for Llano High School, as well as new energy-management systems and energy-efficient lighting throughout the district.
For the Llano Independent School District board, Rick Tisdale has won the Place 3 seat being vacated by outgoing board member Donna Kaszynski, with 1,124 votes out of 1,950, or 57.64 percent of the vote. His opponent, Mike Sandoval, garnered 826 votes, or 42.36 percent of the vote.
In Place 4, incumbent John Buttery was running unopposed and received 1,776 votes.