AUSTIN – Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees moved closer to sending a $990 million bond package to voters, but stopped short overnight of the vote that would call for the bond election.

Board members worked into the early hours of Tuesday to approve around 40 projects that would be included in the bond. The district has been working to keep the bond measure below the $1 billion mark, otherwise they would have to raise taxes.

Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the bond during its next meeting, after parents and community members requested time to review the changes that were decided upon. Others voiced their concern over which projects are being chosen and whom they will affect.

If the board does call for a bond election, voters will decide Nov. 7 if the proposal will go forward.