Arlington Independent School District
Carter Junior High School in Arlington, Texas, would be rebuilt if voters approve a $966 million bond request.

Arlington (Texas) district puts $966 million bond proposal before voters

Aug. 14, 2019
November ballot question would provide funds for rebuilding 4 aging campuses, as well as many other facility upgrades.

The Arlington (Texas) school district has placed to place a $966 million bond package on November ballot. reports that the proposed facility projects include upgrades at each of its campuses.

Four schools—Carter Junior High and Berry, Thornton and Webb elementary schools—will be razed and rebuilt. Those buildings have an average age of 61 years.

"As a board, we are excited about giving our voters the opportunity to address so many district needs that directly affect our students, and do it without raising the district's tax rate," says school board president Kecia Mays.

Among the other improvements the bond funds would support:

•Renovations to accommodate full-day pre-K classrooms

•Upgrades to provide space for junior high and high school fine arts and dual language academies.

•New playgrounds and shade structures for all elementary schools in the district.

"Building improvements are planned for all schools," Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos says. "The majority of the proposed bond program is for renovations and rebuilding facilities to address significant condition needs."

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