Voters living in the Bryan school district passed a $12 million bond by a large margin in Saturday's election.

Of 947 votes cast, 815 -- or 86% -- voted for passing the bond, while 132, or 14% voted against the measure. Three votes were still outstanding, district officials said.

The bond will be used to to improve areas of safety and security, transportation, roofs and HVAC systems. It will also be used toward the purchase of equipment for the new Career and Technical Education Complex opening in August.

“We appreciate the confidence the voters have in Bryan ISD and the direction we’re heading,” said Bryan ISD Superintendent Christie Whitbeck. “As I’ve said since this bond election was called, we’re looking at two bonds, one vision. Now we’ll begin speaking with our parents, staff and community at large about what they’d like to see in a May 2020 bond to support Bryan ISD for years to come.”

The $12 million bond will not raise tax rates for those in the district.

“The Board of Trustees is thankful for the trust the community has placed in us and in Bryan ISD,” said Board President Mark McCall. “We take that trust seriously, and thank our voters for their support of Bryan ISD.”

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