$737 million bond issue approved in Lewisville (Texas) district

$737 million bond issue approved in Lewisville (Texas) district

53,000-student district in northwest suburbs of Dallas secures funds for numerous construction projects.

The Lewisville (Texas) school district has won approval of a $737 million bond proposal that will enable the 53,000-student system to provide new and renovated facilities.

The bonds will provide $205 million for new facilities—two elementary schools, a middle school and multipurpose spaces at two high schools. Nearly $250 million is earmarked for renovation of existing facilities.

“Our hope is for every student to graduate from [Lewisville] with the college- and career-ready skills to be successful in the 21st-century workforce,” says Superintendent Kevin Rogers. “The elements in this bond package are crucial to achieving that goal.”

The plan also provides funds for improvements to art and athletic facilities, and for upgrading technology and security.

Before the proposal was put before voters, a 80-person volunteer committee of local leaders, parents, grandparents and teachers spent four months studying the needs of the district

Nearly 63 percent of voters supported the bond, the district says.

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