Proposed bond projects for District 9

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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 9.

Click here for an interactive map detailing the proposed bond projects for District 9.

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New elementary school

Proceeds from the bond are anticipated to fund the construction of a new PreK–5 elementary school in District 9 to replace Joseph J. Rhoads Learning Center.

24 new classrooms

Proceeds from the bond are anticipated to create new classrooms at the following District 9 schools:

  • 12 classrooms at Edna Rowe Elementary
  • 12 classrooms at Ascher Silberstein Elementary

Proposed Montessori program

Plans call for the possible reopening of the H.S. Thompson Learning Center, potentially as a Montessori Magnet.

New educational programs

Proceeds from the bond are anticipated to expand the career and technology education (CTE) programs at Lincoln and Skyline high schools.

Examples of CTE programs are:

  • Culinary arts
  • Information technology
  • Health sciences
  • Hospitality/tourism

If the CTE programs are expanded at Lincoln and Skyline, the district would work with the community to determine which CTE program would work best.

Facility improvements

Proceeds from the proposed bond are anticipated to fund facility improvements at almost every school in District 9. Improvements include windows/doors, roofs, HVAC, and plumbing.

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.

For more information, visit http://www.dallasisd.org/bond2015.

 

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