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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.

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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.

HEB ISD

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