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Thursday night, the Lubbock-Cooper ISD Board of Trustees approved a name for the district’s fifth elementary school campus.  East Elementary School will be built southwest of the intersection of 130th Street (FM 1585) and University Avenue. view article arw

Proposed Pflugerville ISD attendance boundary changes have been discussed since Nov. 3, with the school district hosting several public meetings to receive feedback from parents and students. The district’s new boundaries were adopted Thursday night but not without a few changes from the PfISD board of trustees. view article arw

The Pride of the Hornets Marching Band proudly played the school song before members of the Athens High School choir sang to kickoff the AHS groundbreaking ceremony Thursday. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Janie Sims welcomed the large crowd in attendance before school board president Rob Risko thanked those who have supported the $59.9 million project. view article arw

Millions Saved by Iola ISD

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The taxpayers within the Iola Independent School District will have something new to celebrate this holiday season after the board voted to refinance $9,030,000 in outstanding Series 2009 bonds. According to district superintendent Chad Jones, the resulting savings will total $2,869,467. view article arw

Though College Station ISD says it is three months behind on the construction of its third middle school, the district said it will work with the city to make sure the work is completed in time for the 2018-19 school year.  view article arw

The small, rural school district of San Isidro received a $100,000 gift to go toward a new swimming pool, according to a news release. view article arw

In November 2015, voters approved a $160.6 million bond for Georgetown ISD that aimed to prepare for growth within the district, pay for new campuses, and update safety and security view article arw

College Station ISD is three months behind on the construction of its third middle school because of delays in receiving a building permit, according to a report shared at Tuesday’s school board meeting. view article arw

Improvements, additions and a lot more construction are the three things you will find on the agenda for Italy ISD in 2017. In May of 2015, a $12 million bond was passed to begin phase one of a hopeful two-phase improvement project and the fruits of those funds are starting to show. view article arw

The Hays CISD board of trustees will host three public forums to hear citizen feedback on a proposed May bond. view article arw

The Lubbock-Cooper ISD Board of Trustees will decide on a name for the district's fifth and newest elementary campus during their regularly scheduled meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 at Lubbock-Cooper North Elementary.

Former Allen ISD superintendent of schools Jenny Preston is the latest namesake of an Allen elementary school. The Allen ISD board of trustees on Monday approved a motion to name the district’s 18th elementary school, set to open in August, the Dr. Jenny Preston Elementary School. Board President Louise Master said on Monday that the district considered an individual who was role model for students and teachers, positively impacted Allen families and made decisions that contributed to the success of Allen ISD. “One name stood out to all of the board members,” she said. view article arw

When Superintendent Michael Hinojosa hired Scott Layne from Irving ISD four months ago to become Dallas ISD's chief operations officer, he tasked Layne with looking at the district's 2015 bond program and "see where we were." The landscape isn't pretty. DISD has far more needs than resources, and construction costs for schools across the Dallas/Fort Worth area are through the roof. view article arw

What we reported Round Rock ISD’s board of trustees made various decisions in 2016 as the district planned for anticipated growth over the next several years. RRISD’s total student headcount, which was 47,645 students in 2015-16, is projected to top 50,000 by 2022-23, according to the district. view article arw

What we reported Hutto ISD held an open house and dedication for its sixth elementary, Howard Norman Elementary School, on Aug. 8. The school is located in the Riverwalk neighborhood south of Hwy. 79, east of Chris Kelley Boulevard. The school’s namesake was a Hutto High School graduate and World War II B-24 pilot killed in action. view article arw

What we reported Pflugerville ISD has several construction projects underway. In April we reported that the district was in the process of constructing a new Timmerman Elementary School, a fourth high school and the district’s 21st elementary school. Additionally, PfISD began construction underway on a districtwide stadium. view article arw

 A committee has put the finishing touches on a $308 million dollar bond proposal aimed at making improvements to Sherman ISD schools. view article arw

When eminent domain is the topic of a public meeting, it's reasonable to expect fireworks.  But when Dallas ISD officials met with 50 community members, business owners and the Merriman Park and University Manor homeowner association members about a proposed site for a new elementary school, trustee Dan Micciche was quick to cut the fuse.  In the opening of the meeting held at Jill Stone Elementary — the campus in northeast Dallas that is going to be rebuilt — Micciche reiterated what he had posted on Facebook earlier in the day. Because of the input that he'd received from his constituents in District 3, he was recommending that DISD take the property on Walling Lane, near the intersection of Skillman and Abrams, off the table and look for another solution. view article arw

Timing bad for Southside ISD bond

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The timing for a bond election in the Southside Independent School District could not be worse. view article arw

A committee has put the finishing touches on a $308 million dollar bond proposal aimed at making improvements to Sherman ISD schools. Percy W. Neblett Elementary parent Ashton Ovalles said she would vote 'yes' to the bond if it goes to an election in May. "The building needs to be worked on," said Ovalles, referring to the school. "It's packed full here." view article arw

The Belton Independent School District is moving forward on tentative plans to build a new elementary school and a new high school, with a bond election to fund the projects possibly as early as May. view article arw

In 2006, the Hays Consolidated Independent School District had fewer than 12,000 students. Fast forward 10 years—at the beginning of last school year, enrollment reached nearly 20,000. That 64 percent in enrollment growth has the district looking at a bond to fund new schools and fix older ones. view article arw

Should Alpine ISD build a new high school? It's a question the school district is asking people in an online survey. There are two questions on the survey: Does Alpine ISD needs to build a new high school? And are you willing to support the school district if it decides to go with a new campus? view article arw

Navarro ISD is set to officially start construction on the district’s new intermediate campus. In a special ceremony set for 5 p.m. Thursday, the community is invited to join the Navarro school board in breaking ground on the new campus. “The Board of Trustees awarded the $15,512,500 construction contract to Kencon, LTD. for the building that will house up to 650 fourth through sixth graders,” Superintendent Dee Carter said in a release about the event. “The school district staff is excited to get this project underway!” view article arw

The Dallas Independent School District has put the original Jakes Hamburgers and other businesses on notice that it plans to use eminent domain to purchase their property and build a school. view article arw

Business owners in the Merriman Park area of Northeast Dallas expressed concern and frustration Tuesday over a plan from Dallas ISD to acquire eight parcels of land for a potential new elementary school. Dallas ISD voted in October to draft a resolution setting aside nearly $13 million to acquire the land east of Skillman Street and north of Walling Lane. Properties include City View Antique Mall, Jake's Hamburgers, a Chevron gas station, Merriman Park Automotive and Collision, a law office, Security Self Storage, First Cash Pawn and a daycare facility. view article arw

Tonight, the Hays CISD board of trustees will hold a special meeting to discuss a possible bond initiative for this year.The board will examine recommendations made by the Growth Impact Committee and possibly take action to allow for the continuation of the bond development process. In September, the school board authorized the committee to study district growth and consider the possibility of a bond initiative in 2017. After meeting regularly and reviewing district needs, the committee has prepared a recommendation ranking 23 projects. The combined cost of all the projects totals $265,026,591. view article arw

Whitehouse ISD is moving forward with plans to replace its oldest facilities. The district is currently working with staff to ensure the replacements for the dilapidated junior high school and Brown Elementary School meet the needs of its teachers and students. Whitehouse Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Operations Duane Barber said the district put together four teams to guide the $95 million multi-tiered construction process. view article arw

Several new schools are under construction as area school districts work to keep up with enrollment growth. Four new schools are under construction in Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District - Bridgeland High School, Jim and Pam Wells Elementary School, Janet Brenner Hoover Elementary School and Matzke Elementary. In addition, the district is working on major renovations at Watkins Middle School and Adam and Bane elementary schools. The district will also be completing the final phase of upgrading technology infrastructure. view article arw

Several new schools are under construction as area school districts work to keep up with enrollment growth. view article arw

Grayson County and the city of Sherman are one step closer to having a low-income housing facility specifically for senior residents. view article arw

Several new schools are under construction as area school districts work to keep up with enrollment growth. At Magnolia Independent School District, construction is underway for the new Magnolia Intermediate, renovations for the new Bear Branch Intermediate and a renovated cafeteria at Williams Elementary. Steel is up at Magnolia Intermediate School and the retaining wall has been built at Bear Branch Intermediate, said Denise Meyers, spokeswoman for the district. view article arw

The fast-growing Comal Independent School District board of trustees has received its first look at several options the district can use to address student growth. The discussion for a bond comes after the district surpassed 22,000 students this year. view article arw

Officials have high hopes for reopening Waco High School’s planetarium, but certainty on funding sources will have to wait at least a little while longer. The district’s board postponed a vote scheduled for Thursday that could have guaranteed district money to pay for the reopening if fundraising efforts fall short. view article arw

The new video scoreboard recently constructed in Matador Stadium is set to be paid off in one lump sum.  To lessen any financial burden on tax payers, the Seguin ISD Board of Trustees unanimously opted to pay $1.18 million for the scoreboard out of the general operating fund balance, during the regularly schedule board meeting on Tuesday.  “I would really like to not create a further tax burden to our tax payers who have vocally spoken out against, not just the jumbotron, but the cost of it and the way this has gone about,” Trustee Elaina Reihl said during the meeting. “We’re in a situation now because there wasn’t money to start with and there wasn’t a way to pay for it up front. I really am strongly against any sort of payment plan where we are going to incur any interest on it.” view article arw