The Fort Worth Independent School District is thanking voters for their approval of a bond election measure that will enable the District to upgrade its middle schools and build four elementary schools.
Tarrant County election officials this afternoon finalized the vote, after provisional and mail-in ballots were counted. It was the largest school district bond to pass in the state.
“We are thrilled that voters are in support of our plan to bring our aging middle schools up to standard,” said Superintendent Kent P. Scribner. “These funds will renovate some of our oldest campuses and bring them into alignment with our high schools.”
The measure, at $1,211,000,000, was also the largest of four propositions.
“We are also grateful for the many citizens who attended one of our 73 bond presentations – at town halls, community group and service club discussions, or neighborhood association meetings,” said Dr. Scribner. “Voting is a part of our democratic process and we are pleased to accept their decision.”
In all, voters considered four propositions:
Proposition A – will provide funds for the construction, renovation, and upgrade of middle schools throughout the District. It also will allow for the construction of a new elementary school in the Ventana neighborhood of Benbrook, as well as three other elementaries and four early childhood centers.
Proposition B would have allocated money for upgrades to FWISD’s high school and middle school auditoriums, as well as other fine arts facilities. Proposition C supported construction of neighborhood stadiums. And, Proposition D would have upgraded recreational facilities and replacement of turf at existing athletic stadiums.