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$1.7B in bonds approved for Tarrant County schools

Approved bonds in HEB, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw, and Azle ISDs will create 11 new schools and upgrade many more.


Eleven different buildings will be demolished and rebuilt for the replacement of HEB ISD’s Trinity High School. Rendering courtesy of HEB ISD

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Over $1.7 billion worth of school bonds were approved in the Tuesday, Nov. 7 constitutional election. See what’s coming soon to Tarrant County school districts.


Both propositions passed totaling $997 million in upgrades for the district, which include:

  • Replacement buildings for L.B. Bell and Trinity High Schools
  • Replacement buildings for Bell Manor, Hurst Hills, Wilshire, and Midway Park Elementary Schools
  • Updates for safety including a new secure entry at Hurst Junior High and equipment for school security officers
  • An $18 million technology upgrade that outfits every student with an iPad or Google Chromebook

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD

Voters approved two of the four propositions — $561 million of the total $659 million bond — which will see:

  • The replacement of Saginaw Elementary and Wayside Middle School
  • A new elementary and middle school
  • An addition to Watson High School
  • A new agricultural sciences building
  • Building improvements across other campuses
  • Upgraded security and safety systems
  • Technology purchases for 30,000 student devices + network infrastructure expansion

Azle ISD

The $151.5 million bond passed and includes:

  • Replacement of Azle Junior High
  • Expansion of Forte Junior High
  • Elementary and intermediate school renovations
  • Updates to the district’s police department