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Billion dollar bond requests in Texas

Nov. 6, 2023
5 Texas districts are asking voters Tuesday to approve bond requests that exceed $1 billion.

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday in five Texas school districts that are seeking more than $1 billion in bond requests.

The largest bond request is in the fast-growing Prosper district, north of Dallas. It is seeking authorization to issue more than $2.8 billion in bonds. The request is broken into four ballot questions. If approved, the bonds would be used to build a high school, two middle schools, six elementary schools, a performing arts center, and a football stadium, as well as numerous other facility upgrades.

The Conroe district, in the Houston area, is asking voters to approve four ballot questions that total just short of $2 billion in bonds. The bonds would pay for construction of eight schools, major renovations of five schools, additions at several campuses and other facility improvements.

The Aldine district, also in the Houston area, is seeking approval of three ballot questions that would provide more than $1.8 billion in bonds. The bonds would pay for districtwide facility upgrades, security improvements and technology enhancements.

The Midland district, in the southwest part of the state, has one question on the ballot that asks for approval of more than $1.4 billion in bonds. The money would be used to build two high schools, an elementary school and other upgrades to aging school facilities.

The Lewisville district, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has six ballot questions on the ballot that seek a total of more than $1.2 billion in bonds. The bonds would enable the district to carry out repairs and renovations throughout the district, upgrade athletic facilities, acquire technology and build multipurpose facilities.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy, senior editor, has written for AS&U on a wide range of educational issues since 1999.

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