District contact information:
Aaron Perales, Director, Parent & Community Engagementaperales@aisd.net
“Bond 2019” Arlington ISD, https://www.aisd.net/bond2019/ (includes video, board presentation pdf, bond projects overview, details of campus projects)
Recent News Articles
- “We recommend voters approve a $966 million bond issue for Arlington ISD,” [editorial] Dallas Morning News (Oct 19, 2019) https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2019/10/19/we-recommend-voters-approve-a-966-million-bond-issue-for-arlington-isd/
- “Here’s how Arlington ISD residents should vote on district’s $966 million bond proposal,” [editorial] Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Oct 9, 2019) https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/editorials/article235958252.html
- “These school districts are pitching bond programs,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Aug 21, 2019) https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/education/article234148682.html
- “Arlington’s $966 million school bond will go to voters this November,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Aug 13, 2019) https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/arlington/article233800697.html
What is a bond?
A bond is essentially an IOU. Instead of going to a bank to get a loan, like an individual might do, governments can issue bonds to raise money for specific projects. An investor buys a bond on the understanding that they will be paid back, in full and with interest, on a set date (limited by law to 40 years). In most cases, governments must seek voter approval to issue a bond.
What will the bond package pay for?
The bond proposal would funds improvements in the areas of facilities, fine arts, safety, security and technology, and transportation. All Arlington ISD schools would receive updates and condition improvements, excepting Arlington College and Career High School, which just opened in August 2019 in a fully-renovated building.
For campus-by-campus details of the bond project proposals, see https://www.aisd.net/bond2019/campus-projects/[table “847” not found /]