Today is election day in north Texas.
Voters in north Texas are being asked to decide on a variety of bond packages. Some jurisdictions are having school board or city council elections, and there are ten amendments to the state constitution that are up for consideration.
Projects include a new Student Union and faculty and staff work spaces at the Northwest Campus, new permanent buildings to replace temporary classrooms at the Southeast Campus, and replacing heating and cooling equipment at structures throughout the district.
TCC officials say the $825 million bond package would not increase the district's tax rate. The district's last bond election was in 1994. Enrollment has almost doubled since then.
"Building improvements are planned for all schools," said Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, Arlington ISD superintendent. Four campuses would be demolished and re-built. Those schools are Carter Jr. High and Berry, Thornton and Webb elementary schools.
All AISD schools would get safety and security upgrades. Elementary schools would receive new playgrounds, and the district would also purchase new school buses.
Parkview Elementary and Whitley Road Elementary. Other schools would undergo renovations and there would be district-wide technology and security upgrades.
Texas Constitutional Amendments On The Ballot
The ten amendments on the ballot are:
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