BY TRACI PETERSON
Special to the Star-Telegram
June 25, 2016 - The Arlington school district’s Career and Technical Center won’t open until August 2017, but the district is already working out details including front office leadership and a daily bell schedule. Preparing to accommodate 4,800 high school students every two days is no simple task, administrators say.
It’s one of more than 50 construction and renovation projects districtwide that will be underway this fall. In May 2014, district voters approved a $663.1 million bond program to fund construction, as well as transportation, technology, fine arts and security upgrades. Two new elementary schools in the package — Peach Elementary in north Arlington on Baird Farm Road and McNutt Elementary at Volunteer Drive and Center Street, near Workman Junior High — are set to open in August. Still more projects, such as a new districtwide fine arts center, remain in the planning stages.