What is a Bond?

Who is eligible to vote in the bond election?


Any registered voter who resides within the Allen ISD boundaries. If you don’t know if you’re eligible to vote in the Allen ISD bond election, click here and use the login to check your voter registration status, elections on your ballot, poll location, early voting locations, and key election dates.




Is there a deadline to register?


Yes. The deadline for voter registration is Monday, October 5, 2020. If you are not registered to vote by this deadline, then you are not eligible to vote in this election. The Texas Voter Registration Application can be found here.




Can I vote on all four propositions?


Yes. Voters should record their vote in each of the four bond propositions on the ballot.





Finance

Who can attend the robotics workshops?


The workshops on basic robotics are designed for anyone and everyone. You could be a doctor with no knowledge of robotics or a teenager who simply likes to poke around small toys and gadgets.




Are the workshops conducted in-person or online?


The workshops are conducted in-person. We have pre-decided venues when you can register and attend interactive sessions with the mentors.




Will learning Arduino teach me the basics of electronics?


Arduino is great for learning about microcontrollers and is backed by a huge community that offers a great resource for learning and improving. You can always work your way down to the basics once you know how things work. It’s that simple!




Where are the robotics workshops conducted?


Currently, the workshops are conducted only in Mangalore. We are consistently striving to make our sessions available in more cities and will soon be available in yours.





Creation of a Bond Proposal

Why does the ballot language say “This is a property tax increase” despite Allen ISD saying the tax rate will not increase?


In compliance with a new state law, ballot propositions must include the following statement: THIS IS A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. As a result of this new requirement, voters in Allen ISD will see this language on all four propositions; however, the district’s tax rate will not increase as a result of the 2020 bond election.




Why will there be four propositions on the ballot?


Allen ISD is complying with a new state law that was passed during the last legislative session. Senate Bill 30 requires school districts to offer certain projects on separate propositions.




Why is there a separate proposition for the tennis court remediation?


According to the new state law, “the bonds for each of the following purposes are required to be stated in a separate proposition: (1) the construction, acquisition, or equipment of a stadium with seating capacity for more than 1,000 spectators; … (3) the construction, acquisition, or equipment of another recreational facility other than a gymnasium, playground, or play area…”

The district’s tennis courts are used year-round by all Allen ISD students as well as open to the community. Because the tennis courts are viewed as a recreational facility, a new state law requires it to be separated into its own proposition. See (3) above.




What if I am over 65 years old and receive the senior citizen exemption and my home values go up, will my taxes increase?


The appraised value can change, but the amount of school taxes on your homestead cannot increase. Normal repairs, maintenance and the economic impact of the market cannot increase the amount of taxes you will pay once a tax ceiling is in place on that homestead. Therefore, if this bond election is successful, it will not have an impact on the tax bill for homesteads that are receiving the senior citizen exemption, unless you make significant improvements to your home.





Voting

Who is eligible to vote in the bond election?


Any registered voter who resides within the Allen ISD boundaries. If you don’t know if you’re eligible to vote in the Allen ISD bond election, click here and use the login to check your voter registration status, elections on your ballot, poll location, early voting locations, and key election dates.




Is there a deadline to register?


Yes. The deadline for voter registration is Monday, October 5, 2020. If you are not registered to vote by this deadline, then you are not eligible to vote in this election. The Texas Voter Registration Application can be found here.




Can I vote on all four propositions?


Yes. Voters should record their vote in each of the four bond propositions on the ballot.





Ballot Specific Questions

Who can attend the robotics workshops?


The workshops on basic robotics are designed for anyone and everyone. You could be a doctor with no knowledge of robotics or a teenager who simply likes to poke around small toys and gadgets.




Are the workshops conducted in-person or online?


The workshops are conducted in-person. We have pre-decided venues when you can register and attend interactive sessions with the mentors.




Will learning Arduino teach me the basics of electronics?


Arduino is great for learning about microcontrollers and is backed by a huge community that offers a great resource for learning and improving. You can always work your way down to the basics once you know how things work. It’s that simple!




Where are the robotics workshops conducted?


Currently, the workshops are conducted only in Mangalore. We are consistently striving to make our sessions available in more cities and will soon be available in yours.





Selling Bonds

Who can attend the robotics workshops?


The workshops on basic robotics are designed for anyone and everyone. You could be a doctor with no knowledge of robotics or a teenager who simply likes to poke around small toys and gadgets.




Are the workshops conducted in-person or online?


The workshops are conducted in-person. We have pre-decided venues when you can register and attend interactive sessions with the mentors.




Will learning Arduino teach me the basics of electronics?


Arduino is great for learning about microcontrollers and is backed by a huge community that offers a great resource for learning and improving. You can always work your way down to the basics once you know how things work. It’s that simple!




Where are the robotics workshops conducted?


Currently, the workshops are conducted only in Mangalore. We are consistently striving to make our sessions available in more cities and will soon be available in yours.





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