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DSISD Board of Trustees Approves $600,000 to Fund Safety and Security Improvements

June 8, 2022

Today, the Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting and approved $600,000 to be spent on safety and security improvements for the district. Details about the specific improvements were not publicly released given the security-sensitive nature of the items.   


The district will fund the improvements using unspent funds from the 2018 bond. The recommendation for these improvements was created by the district administration in collaboration with the district’s Safety and Security Committee and evaluated by the district’s Bond Advisory Committee. Andy Hutton, the chair of the district’s Bond Advisory Committee presented the recommendation to the Board during the special meeting. 


“The safety and security of our students and staff is our first and most important priority and we appreciate the Board’s leadership in funding these important measures. These enhancements are only one part of the district’s safety and security program and we are glad to be in a favorable financial position with our 2018 bond funds due to savings generated throughout the bond projects,” commented Dr. Holly Morris-Kuentz, Superintendent of Dripping Springs ISD.”


“The Board of Trustees is committed to continuing to prioritize safety and security through funding initiatives and working to implement security best practices across DSISD,” added Board of Trustees President Dr. Mary Jane Hetrick.  


The Special Meeting was called in advance of the full Bond Advisory Committee’s presentation that is scheduled to be presented during the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees on Monday, June 27 in an effort to create the most lead time for delivery given the current supply chain challenges.