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POSTED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 5:56pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 6:06pm

Along with a new school year, there are some changes to one East Texas school district. Following the 160.5 million dollar bond approved for the Tyler Independent School District, Robert E. Lee has seen some upgrades. A new iron fence now surrounds the perimeter of the entire campus. Because of the new fence there are some new traffic rules until further notice:

From Robert E. Lee's website:

Beginning the first day of school on August 26th, until further notice, we will adhere to the following traffic guidelines on campus:

Morning - Vehicles will enter/exit the campus via North Donnybrook Avenue, South Donnybrook Avenue, North Red Raider Road and South Red Raider Road until 8:45 a.m..

8:45 am-3:55 pm - South Donnybrook Avenue will be the only campus entrance/exit point.

After 3:25 pm - Vehicles will enter/exit the campus via South Donnybrook Avenue and South Red Raider Road. Traffic exiting the campus via Donnybrook must turn right between the hours of 3:25-4:25 pm.

Loop 323 Entrance/Exit - Will be open to traffic 4:30 pm-7:30 am.

Once all fence/gate construction is completed we will notify students and parents of any changes in the traffic guidelines. We have approximately 2,800 students and staff members that call REL home; please be patient and allow adequate time to enter and exit the campus.

In addition to the traffic changes Robert E. Lee is getting upgrades to their football field, science labs and bathrooms.

John Tyler high school is seeing some changes to their dress code, first year John Tyler principal, Kenneth Gay, tells KETK "I wanted to make sure that our students came to school presentable," Gay says, "One thing that we require students to wear is collared shirts, shirts must be tucked in for gentleman, and they must have on a belt." Ladies must wear collared shirts as well, and no sheer shirts. Blue jeans are also permitted, Gay says, "But they must be worn in a modest fashion, they cannot be torn or ripped." In addition to their new dress code policy Principal Gay says some new programs could be headed to John Tyler soon, "
"We actually have in place at this time, we are working with a partnership with UT Tyler to possibly provide dual credit classes and online services as early as in the spring of 2014." To find out more about the dual credit classes, as soon as information is posted you can go to:




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