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A successful bond issue will help the Klein Texas district pay for needed construction and renovation projects Klein Independent School District
<p>A successful bond issue will help the Klein (Texas) district pay for needed construction and renovation projects.</p>

Half a billion for school upgrades: Klein (Texas) district passes huge bond request (with video)

$498.1 million capital improvement package will build, renovate and expand schools, and upgrade security and technology.

The Klein (Texas) school district has won approval of a $498.1 million bond request that will enable the steadily growing system to keep pace with its facility needs.

The Klein referendum was the largest of dozens of school bond proposals in Texas that were approved by voters on Saturday. The Houston-area district has about 50,000 students and is among the faster growing school systems in the Lone Star State.

The district says the bond projects are divided into five categories: more than $283 million for growth projects; more than $136 million for renovating existing facilities; $51 million for upgrading technology; close to $19 million for improving safety and security; and about $8 million for bus purchases.

Among the projects that the bonds will pay for: construction of a high school, an intermediate school and an elementary school; High School No. 5; construction of several gymnasiums, a career/technical education facility; purchase of land for future school construction; new press boxes and concession stands at school stadiums; a new radio communications system;

Video: The Klein school district provides an overview of the projects that are part of its $498.1 million bond issue:

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