Arlington voters approved the $663.1 million bond on May 10, 2014. Proceeds of the bond are being 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.

Bond News

Students accepted to the first classes for new fine arts/dual language academies

April 3, 2015
Rendering of Jones Academy

April 2015 – Students have been accepted for the inaugural kindergarten classes of AISD’s two new fine arts/dual language academies, scheduled to open in August 2015. The two new academies, one in north Arlington at Roqemore Elementary and one in south Arlington at Corey Elementary, will provide students an innovative program that develops fluency in both…

AISD developing classroom technology standards

April 2, 2015
Students using laptops

The $82 million in the 2014 bond earmarked for technology encompasses many elements, but the underlying objective behind it all is to increase technology access for AISD students for the purpose of improved learning. In pursuit of this object, the AISD technology department is developing district wide classroom standards – minimum standards that each classroom…

Venture and Newcomer prepare to close

April 2, 2015
Newcomer mural at Workman Junior High

April 2015 – Venture High School and Newcomer Center, two of AISD’s alternative schools, will share a new home next year. Both are moving to what is currently Ferguson Junior High. Though they will share space, they will continue to operate as two separate schools. Teachers and administrators from both schools gathered for planning labs…

Phase 1 security cameras arrive

April 1, 2015
New security camera delivery

New security cameras – part of the 2014 Bond package – arrived March 25. The cameras, worth $479,000, will be installed in 24 schools, part of Phase 1 of the bond. Eventually all schools will receive new cameras. The new cameras will allow the AISD Security Department to increase video surveillance from 35 to 80…