Frequently Asked Questions

Why did the ACC Board of Trustees call a bond election for 2022?

    Austin’s fast-paced growth has created a huge need for local talent to fill high-skilled, well-paying jobs. Portion sof the proposed bonds will be used to expand programs dedicated to workforce education and training.

    Projects proposed in this bond will regionalize college programs and services so more Central Texans can have easier access to the training they need no matter where they live in the district.

Who can vote on ACC's 2022 Bond?

The bond referendum was open to registered voters who reside within the ACC Taxing District — City of Austin, Austin ISD, Del Valle ISD, Elgin ISD, Hays CISD, Leander ISD, Manor ISD, and Round Rock ISD.

How much will it cost taxpayers

    At $770 million, the college is able to issue bonds without raising its tax rate. Since property values are expected to increase, the college estimates that at its current tax rate, a taxpayer with a home worth $500,000 can expect to pay up to $5 more per year over the first five years, maxing out at a total increase of $25 more per year for the remainder of the bond.
    Seniors (age 65+) and residents with disabilities will see no tax increase as a result of this bond program. In 2021, the ACC Board of Trustees adopted a tax ceiling (freeze) for seniors and residents with disabilities. 

How are you able to maintain the same tax rate?

Since property values are projected to increase over time, the college estimates that at its current tax rate the bond can be fully funded without an increase to the rate.

What happened with the 2014 Bond?

The 2022 G.O. bond is the college’s third ever bond. Prior to this bond, District voters approved a $385 million G.O. bond in 2014. Projects in the 2014 G.O. bond included the construction of ACC Highland Phase 2, development of the Hays Campus Public Safety Training Center, renovations to the historic Rio Grande Campus main building, an expansion of the Round Rock Campus, construction of Elgin Campus Phase 2, land banking in Southeast Travis County for a future workforce education center, and multiple campus renovations. Those projects were completed on time and within budget.

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