The Floydada Independent School District has released a video that shows what the upcoming secondary campus and football stadium will look like. The bond for the new facilities, which was passed in May of 2017, allowed the acquisition of new land to build a new school school, Gilbert Trevino, Floydada’s superintendent told KCBD NewsChannel 11 in a February 2017 interview. This would mean demolishing the more than 60-year-old building and building a facility which will house grades 6-12. view article arw

Cleveland Mayor Otis Cohn said he expects that a new school bond could be proposed in the near future during the Cleveland City Council meeting on Jan. 15 at City Hall. Cohn said he has held meetings with Cleveland ISD superintendent Darrell Myers, who announced his retirement this week, about what actions needed to be taken in the future. view article arw

The Forney Independent School District's Board of Trustees have approved the purchase of 230 acres northwest of Criswell Elementary and the acceptance of two donated properties for future elementary campuses. In their announcement this morning, Forney ISD officials say increased revenue brought on by fast growth in the district, coupled with the district's conservative financial management, puts Forney ISD in a position to potentially build new schools in the future — well ahead of a nine-year moratorium on building new campuses the district announced in 2017. view article arw

Construction on a larger campus for Thompson Intermediate School at a new site is slated to begin in August on a tract in the Riverstone Ranch community. The $37.5 million, 178,000-square-foot building will go on a 26-acre site owned by Pasadena ISD at the northwest corner of Country Club Drive and Antrim Street in Pearland, in a portion of the city that is within the school district. The planned campus will have a capacity for about 1,200 students, which is 200 more than the current Thompson enrollment. The projected completion date is August 2021. view article arw

Voters can expect to see Conroe ISD’s $807 million bond proposal on the May 2019 election ballot, following the board of trustees Jan. 15 approval of a bond election. The bond package is $20 million lower than the 2018 District Facilities Planning Committee’s initial bond proposal of $827 million, which was recommended to trustees on Dec. 18. “Through the efforts of our [FPC] team and the feedback received at the board’s workshop, we made adjustments to the committee’s recommendation,” Superintendent Curtis Null said at the board meeting. “We have reduced the allocations to a few specific line items and removed the practice pool from the package. We believe these items can be budgeted using fund balance[s]or future savings.” view article arw

CLUTE — Brazosport ISD officials have their sights set high on a new Brazoswood High School building, and they are looking for community support by holding a $267 million bond election in May, the board of trustees decided Monday. The majority of the money would fund the new building, officials say. view article arw

Jefferson ISD trustees Tuesday approved an approximately $1.7 million project that will see a new classroom addition constructed on the west side of Jefferson Elementary School. The new addition will be connected to the existing campus, which was constructed in the late 1960s, by a covered walkway and will include eight new classrooms and a set of boys and girls restrooms, Jefferson ISD Superintendent Rob Barnwell said Tuesday. view article arw

More than a year after the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, Rockport-Fulton High School is a step closer to having a brand new gym — thanks to some help from The Ellen DeGeneres Show. After nine months of research and planning, there was a groundbreaking for the new gym on Wednesday. Last April, KRIS 6 News was given exclusive access behind the scenes as the talk show host announced a $1 million donation to help rebuild the structure after it was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. DeGeneres partnered with Lowe’s to fund the project. view article arw

Rockport-Fulton High School broke ground Tuesday for what they are calling a new state-of-the-art gymnasium. The gymnasium was made possible by a $1 million donation from Lowe's Home Improvement stores and popular television host Ellen Degeneres. Degeneres found out the school needed a new gym after a teacher wrote to her explaining the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. view article arw

The Temple Independent School District has voted to enter into an agreement with the City of Temple to fund public improvements on 31st Street adjacent to Temple High School's campus.  The school district will contribute $1.25 million to the total project improvement cost of $7.112 million. Early design concepts show a roundabout placed on 31st Street that would help address several safety issues for the school.  view article arw

Charter Oak Elementary School is set to open in Fall 2019 to help address massive growth within the Belton Independent School District. The school will be the first to open from the ISD's 2017 $150 million bond, and school board officials passed the attendance boundaries for it Monday night. view article arw

Bryan ISD is looking to educate the next generation of workers. The school board has hired a contractor and is ready to renovate a facility that was purchased early last year. The move was to accommodate the growing number of students interested in career and technology classes. view article arw

Pflugerville ISD students will travel to and from school and events on a new $14.8 million fleet of school buses in the upcoming academic year. Marking the first major use of funds from Pflugerville ISD’s recently passed $332 million bond, the district’s board of trustees approved the purchase of a fleet of 159 buses from Rush Bus Centers on Dec. 20. Previously, Pflugerville ISD has contracted a private bus company, Durham School Services, to provide buses and drivers for the school district. Purchasing a fleet of buses is a way for the district to maintain control over the quality of the fleet and its drivers, trustee Rene Mitchell said. view article arw

Changes could be on the way for a Dallas elementary school. According to officials with the Dallas Independent School District, Tom Field Elementary School in northwest Dallas could become a new career institute for high school students. Brian Lusk, chief of strategic initiatives at Dallas ISD, said the transformation would happen in various phases. view article arw

Students in Whitesboro will soon have a new cafetorium to replace an aging facility. Whitesboro Independent School District held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday to kickoff the renovations of the district’s intermediate school campus. Whitesboro ISD Superintendent Ryan Harper said the upgrade has been a long time coming. “We really wanted to do this in a way that allowed us to pay for it entirely out of our fund balance,” Harper said. “We want the public to know we did this without raising taxes.” view article arw

The Abilene Independent School District next month should have $138.7 million in its bank accounts. And it might not cost them as much as they initially speculated when asking voters to approve the largest construction bond in Abilene history. George Williford, an investment banker with Hilltop Securities, reported the district will sell all voter-approved bonds next week, a process that would see the district receive the money by the end of February. view article arw

The students at Rockport-Fulton High School lost their beloved gym when Hurricane Harvey ripped through the Coastal Bend on August 25, 2017. Enter Ellen DeGeneres. On her show last April, Ellen announced that she teamed up with Lowe’s to commit $1 million to build a new gym at the high school, the biggest giveaway in the history of her show. view article arw

The Wichita Falls Independent School District school board was busy in a special work session Saturday morning that was open to the public to discuss big potential changes for the area. During the meeting, the board members covered a range of topics. Most of the discussion centered around facilities though. No action on any of the topics would be taken, it was just a discussion to help plan what direction the school district would be going in some areas. view article arw

Mass school closures might be off the table for Dallas, but big changes are on track for three elementary campuses.  If trustees approve the plan at the Jan. 24 meeting, Dallas ISD would spend the next year transforming Tom Field Elementary into the district's first career tech campus that would serve students from multiple high schools in the northwest Dallas area.  Meanwhile, two other elementaries — Roger Q. Mills and the Mark Twain Leadership Vanguard — would be converted into magnet schools to expand talented and gifted programs in southern Dallas.  DISD is exploring options to close small schools to better leverage resources and repurpose others for niche programs that keep students in the district or even lure back some who've left for charter schools. view article arw

The Brownsville Independent School District is looking to expand its boundaries. In late 2018 the board of trustees passed a resolution to allow the superintendent to reach out to state legislators. Now San Benito CISD is responding with a resolution of its own. It's a decision that has some worried and others optimistic about the future of the Brownsville ISD and the surrounding areas. In short, BISD is looking to start the process of expanding its boundaries, but that has caused some concerns in neighboring districts that have overlapping territory. That is because a BISD expansion would mean a change or collapse of territories in San Benito, Los Fresnos, and Point Isabel.  view article arw

The Calvert School District took learning to a local neighborhood this weekend. Students, teachers and lots of volunteers had a lesson in helping others. A home on West Garrett Street needed some work. The school district set up a community service day after learning students that live inside the home needed their house fixed. view article arw

The Conroe Independent School District board of trustees is ramping up its plan to put a possible $827.5 million bond referendum on the ballot this year. The election could be held May 4. At a workshop Tuesday night, board members were presented with both financial and project specifications recommended by the facilities planning committee, a more than 30-person group that met seven times in the fall. view article arw

Tyler ISD says the steel structure of Robert E. Lee High School’s future three-story academic building is 99 percent complete. view article arw

Tyler ISD has several major construction projects underway. Work is progressing on the new academic building for the Robert E. Lee High School campus despite a crane collapse that occurred on Dec. 19, 2018. A new crane was at the site within 24 hours of the collapse, and the new building is expected to be finished by Aug. of 2020. view article arw

A school board in northern Virginia has picked a new name for a school that had been named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee. News outlets report that Washington-Lee High School will now be known as Washington-Liberty High School. The Arlington County school board voted 5-0 in favor of the name change Thursday evening. The board had voted in June to rename the school but had not picked a name. view article arw

The signage at the recently renamed Beaumont ISD stadium have been changed to reflect the new name, Beaumont ISD Memorial Stadium. view article arw

The small Eladio R. Martinez Learning Center was suddenly bulging with elementary students when nearly 300 more children enrolled after the 2017 closing of a nearby school.  More resources have flowed to the West Dallas campus but some things don't come so easily, like more bathrooms or cafeteria space. So Dallas school trustees upped the amount of bond improvements Martinez will get from an estimated $2.6 million to $8.5 million, which will help the school address building needs.  view article arw

The Killeen Independent School District will seek help for project manager services of bond related construction projects from around the area. The school board Tuesday night terminated any further contract negotiations with Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. on projects associated with its $426 million bond program, which voters approved in May. On Oct. 9, the Killeen ISD board approved staff’s ranking of program managers, with Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. as the top-ranked firm.  view article arw

As design and construction on the Killeen Independent School District bond projects move forward, the district may be moving away from one company it was considering working with. On Tuesday's school board meeting agenda is the termination of contract negotiations with Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. for project manager services of bond related construction projects. view article arw

What we reported: The McKinney ISD stadium opened in August. The opening came seven months after district officials, Manhattan Construction and architect Stantec found concrete cracking throughout the stadium. The cracks did not pose a life-safety concern, meaning the stadium could still be used. The district played its home football games there and hosted an NCAA football championship game in December. view article arw

Just four years after its current bond referendum is nearing completion, the Conroe Independent School District is discussing the next potential bond — one that may come with a higher price tag. Superintendent Curtis Null, the Facilities Planning Committee formed a few months ago to assess both the status of facilities and the needs of the district moving forward. view article arw

Students in the Navasota school district return to school this week as a number of facility improvement projects are about to get underway. Last month, the district unveiled renovations to the Navasota Education Learning Center on Stacey Street after a remodel project that begin in May. The facility houses the district's Discipline Alternative Education Program, the W.B. Bizzell Academy and Head Start for the youngest students in the district. view article arw

A public hearing was held during the Dec. 17 Mesquite City Council meeting to consider a zoning change from R-3, single family residential to R-3, single family residential with a conditional use permit to allow an addition to four Mesquite ISD middle schools – Vanston, Terry, Berry and Agnew – and Porter Elementary. For Vanston there were no responses in favor but one response in opposition from property owners within the statutory notification area. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the application with the condition that they be in compliance with the recommendations of the Nov. 6, 2018, Traffic Impact Analysis. view article arw

The future of water conservation efforts in Texas might lie in a new Wimberley campus, which aims to conserve the resource through self-sustaining technologies. Wimberley ISD officials are calling the new primary school the “One Water School.” When it opens in fall 2020, the campus will reduce groundwater usage from the Trinity Aquifer by 90 percent of what a traditional primary school would use. view article arw

Board members were recently presented with a mock-up design showing what the new Lobo stadium sign could look like. Little Elm ISD officials have been thinking about changing the name on the LEISD athletic complex and upgrading the sign. While the process is still in the early stages, board members and the community got a sneak peak of the possible design. view article arw