Voters in the Garland, Irving, and Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD boundaries made a transformational investment in the future of education in their communities by supporting their school district bond elections in the May 6 election.
Together the bond propositions amount to a $2.57 billion investment to support 111,246 students across three school districts. We celebrate voters for showing faith in our local school districts, and putting more Dallas County kids on the pathway to earning a living wage. In terms of the total investment in Dallas County, voters approved 88% of the $2.9 billion in propositions on the ballot. This investment will allow for necessary safety and security upgrades, much-needed facility improvements, and school replacements. Our hearts also go out to Cedar Hill ISD, which was 63 votes away from passing their bond proposition, according to unofficial results.
Below are details on the approved bond propositions.
Voters approved all three propositions on the ballot totaling $1.28 billion. The approved bond propositions are:
Proposition A: $1.103 billion for safety, facility upgrades and infrastructure improvements
Proposition B: $135.9 million for multi-program activity centers at all seven high schools
Proposition C: $40.6 million for a technology device refresh for students and staff
Voters approved three of the five bond propositions on the ballot. The approved bond propositions are:
Proposition A: $538.8 million for facility replacements and repairs, safety, and a career and technical education center
Proposition B: $18 million for technology upgrades
Proposition C: $17 million for a student transportation and logistics center replacement
Proposition D, which asked for $45 million for three new multi-purpose indoor athletic facilities, and Proposition E, which asked for $83 million for a new performance arts center, did not pass.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Voters approved the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD $716.4 million referendum.
The bonds will finance safety and security updates at every school and replacements of three of the district’s oldest elementary schools. In addition, the district will renovate special education classrooms and support areas, update spaces for early childhood education, and make improvements to fine arts classrooms, gymnasiums, and more.