With the Nov. 3 election less than a month away, The Hub is breaking down how proceeds from the proposed $1.6 billion bond, which is not expected to raise tax rates, would impact each of Dallas ISD’s nine trustee districts.
Please note: All bond projects, project amounts, and program allocations are estimates, and could change in the future. This is a guide to District 8.
Click here for an interactive map detailing the proposed bond projects for District 8.
New educational programs
Proceeds from the proposed bond are anticipated to create two new educational programs at existing Dallas ISD campuses that are no longer in use. This includes James B. Bonham Elementary, which is currently vacant, and a Ross Avenue Area Transformation School. Bonham is anticipated to be repurposed into a transformation school and considered a new, start-up open enrollment school for grades K-8. The proposed Ross Avenue School would also be a transformation school with open enrollment, but the location is to be determined.
Facilities Functional Equity
Proceeds from the bond are anticipated to finance facility improvements at almost every District 8 school. Proposed improvements include windows/doors, roofs, HVAC, and plumbing.
Proceeds from the bond are also anticipated to finance enhancements to two libraries (David G. Burnett and Maple Lawn Elementary) and a science lab at the Multiple Careers Magnet Center.
Election Day is Nov. 3
Click here to view the complete list of polling locations, when it becomes available. Early voting is Oct. 19–30. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 5.