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Bond 2015 Information

Bond 2015 Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How will bond funds be used?
Q. How was the 2015 bond program determined?
Q. What progress has been made on the 2008 Dallas ISD bond program?
Q. What is proposed for my school and/or feeder pattern in the 2015 bond program? How can I learn more?
Q. What is the projected tax rate?


Frequently Asked Questions


Q. How will bond funds be used?

A. The district currently intends to use bond funds to make improvements to 224 school buildings in the district. In addition, the funds are currently intended to be used to build new schools; construct additions to existing schools; enhance libraries, gyms, science labs, technology, fine arts and more; develop facilities for new educational programs; and improve infrastructure. All bond projects, project amounts, and program allocations are estimates that remain subject to district discretion. Here is a preliminary breakout:

  • $465 million to construct nine new and replacement schools (including two high schools, two PK-8 schools, one 3-8 school, four elementary schools).
  • $195 million for expanded facilities and 326 classrooms (construct 19 additions to existing schools, including seven high schools, two middle schools, one PK-8 school, and nine elementary schools, adding 326 classrooms).
  • $233 million for educational adequacy improvements (improvements to technology, gyms, locker rooms, libraries, science labs, cafeterias, auditoriums, athletic and performing and fine arts facilities, and administration areas in schools).
  • $92 million for new educational programs (construct or repurpose schools for new educational programs, including career technology, transformation schools, innovation schools, early childhood schools and overage schools).
  • $500 million for capital improvements (including new roofs, heating and air conditioning units, plumbing updates, and interior and exterior façade improvements districtwide).
  • $105 million for land acquisition for new schools and demolition of vacant buildings.

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Q. How was the 2015 bond program determined?

A. The 2015 bond program was developed by the Future Facilities Task Force (FFTF) comprised of individuals appointed by each Dallas ISD trustee, representatives from various chambers of commerce, and Dallas ISD members, including principals chosen to represent Dallas ISD elementary, middle and high schools. The FFTF drafted the proposed plan and presented recommendations to the Board of Trustees after visiting campuses, and gathering input from numerous sources including Future Facilities Task Force members, Dallas ISD staff, school administrators, community members, and facility assessment reports commissioned by the district. To view archived work from the Future Facilities Task force, click here.

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Q. What progress has been made on the 2008 Dallas ISD bond program?

A. Dallas ISD’s $1.35 billion bond program in 2008 provided for improvements across the district. The funds were used to build 14 new schools, construct 13 school additions creating 177 new classrooms, renovate more than 200 schools, build science labs, purchase classroom and lab computers, update technology and infrastructure, refurbish sports complexes, and renovate and expand lunchrooms. The 2008 bond program is expected to be completed in August 2016. For more information about the 2008 bond, click here.

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Q. What is proposed for my school and/or feeder pattern in the 2015 bond program? How can I learn more?

A. Detailed information, including a dot matrix document showing the proposed improvements for each school, can be found at www.dallasisd.org/Bond2015.

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Q. What is the projected tax rate?
A. $1.28 per $100 of assessed value. The current tax rate is $1.28 per $100 of assessed value. The projected tax rate is $1.282 per $100 of assessed value and is based on assumptions regarding future property values, interest rates, and other factors. The current tax rate is $1.282 per $100 of assessed value. For more information, please click here.

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