About

Voters approved the $663.1 million bond election on May 10, 2014. Proceeds of the bond issue will be used to build new facilities, upgrade and renovate existing facilities, address safety and security districtwide, upgrade technology infrastructure and equipment, provide fine arts equipment, and address transportation.

Facilities

  • Districtwide career and technical center
  • Districtwide agricultural science facility
  • Renovation of existing career/technical spaces at each high school
  • Districtwide fine arts center
  • Renovation/upgrade of existing fine arts spaces at each high school
  • Districtwide athletics complex for swimming and diving, gymnastics, and wrestling
  • Renovation of existing athletics spaces at each high school
  • Muti-purpose activity center for athletics and fine arts at each high school
  • Junior high and high school special education alternative curriculum centers in south Arlington (one each)
  • Relocate Newcomer Center and Venture High School to Ferguson Junior High
  • Workman Junior High classroom addition
  • Two new elementaries - in north Arlington and east Arlington - to relieve over-crowding
  • Repurpose Corey and Roquemore elementaries for elementary fine arts/dual language academies
  • Two science labs and a strings room at each elementary
  • Site acquisition
  • Building condition improvements/additions and life cycle replacements identified through comprehensive facilities assessment, which include security entrances at elementary campuses, additional keyless entry points at all schools, parking lot improvements and expansion, flooring and ceiling improvements, landscaping, mechanical and plumbing upgrades, electrical repairs, scheduled roof replacements and repairs, heating and air conditioning replacements/upgrades, lighting for junior high athletic fields, junior high tracks, and ADA accessibility issues

Fine Arts

  • Instruments
  • Uniforms
  • Risers and choir shells
  • Recommendations promote access to fine arts programs, remove barriers that are preventing students from participating in fine arts, provide instruments for students who cannot afford to purchase their own and support program growth

Safety, Security and Technology

  • Security cameras, digital signage, public address systems, bus tracking and wireless phones for campus administrators
  • Technology infrastructure including wireless enhancements, additional Internet access, video technology, new voicemail system, disaster recovery, broadcast studio and board room audio-visual equipment
  • Scheduled equipment replacements
  • Increase technology access through additional mobile devices for students and teachers
  • Classroom technology standards - teacher laptops, projectors and screens, and document cameras
  • Campus transformation initiatives through campus grants for innovative uses of technology that transform learning in the classroom
  • Technology for special instructional and co-curricular programs including art, athletics, journalism, library services and special education

Transportation

  • Regular education buses - replace 59 and add 12
  • Special education buses - replace 37 and add six
  • Service vehicles for student programs, security and maintenance - replace 130 and add 20
  • Mix of propane and diesel buses; diesel buses are used for longer trips outside the district
  • Additional buses will support off-campus programs and special education program growth