Tyler ISD Bond passes
POSTED: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 9:14am
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 3:24pm
Tyler, Tx (KETK) — Tyler Independent School District and the Board of Trustees would like to thank the community for supporting the $160.5 million bond election. Thousands of children in the District will receive their education in safe schools that are designed to support the 21st century of learning.
Over the next two years, Tyler ISD will build a Career and Technical Education Center that will give students from both John Tyler and Robert E. Lee high schools, a new middle school in the southwest quadrant of Tyler, a new middle school at the current Boulter Middle School, a new middle school at the current Moore Middle School, and remodel and additions to Rice and Dixie elementary schools. These facilities are scheduled to be complete by August 2015.
With the input from the community, the Tyler ISD Board of Trustees designed a bond package that would fulfill a commitment to finish renovations at the elementary campuses and begin addressing secondary campuses. The six projects in the bond will help move forward with the District's Long Range Plan.
By 2020, TISD expects to have additional 2,500 students, bringing the total student population to more than 20,000. The areas of the Long Range Plan that have not been addressed are John Tyler and Robert E. Lee high schools, as well as transitioning to a 5th and 6th intermediate school and a 7th and 8th middle school configuration.
The Long Range Plan will maintain its commitment to support academic progress and create financial efficiencies.