What would the Dallas ISD bond do for my school?

There’s something for almost everyone in the $1.6 billion 2015 Dallas ISD proposed bond issue, which voters will decide next Tuesday, Nov. 3. Here are a few highlights in our neighborhood:

• The third- through eighth-grade Rosemont Elementary upper campus would be replaced at the same site, both to relieve overcrowding and improve classrooms. Our recent story on Rosemont’s Spanish immersion middle school discussed parents’ hope for a larger program.

Sunset High School would receive enhancements to its gym, locker rooms, auditorium and science labs.

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• A new Oak Cliff “transformation school” would be funded. Transformation schools are part of the district’s new choice school initiative and so far are existing buildings that have been repurposed as new schools with cutting edge programs and curriculum. Mike Koprowski, Dallas ISD chief of innovation and transformation, has said this would be a great option for the historic and currently unoccupied Adamson High School building; however, the district’s interactive bond map doesn’t specify a location.

• North of us, in West Dallas, the bond would build a new Pinkston High School and include a career and technical education component. At the current Pinkston site, a new kindergarten through eighth-grade community school is proposed.

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This doesn’t include the maintenance fixes, exterior improvements and technology updates that almost all Dallas ISD schools would receive. View the district’s interactive map to find out specifics for your school, and read the district’s FAQ for more info.

 

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