Voters in HEB ISD Approve Bond Election for 6 New Schools
Community Supports Plan to Replace L.D. Bell High School, Trinity High School, and Four Elementary Schools
Preliminary election results show that voters in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD approved the district's nearly $1 billion bond referendum.
Residents supported Proposition A, giving the school district authorization to fund $979,300,000 worth of facility improvements, including the replacement of both L.D. Bell and Trinity high schools.
Proposition B also passed, allowing the district to continue purchasing technology devices.
“This is an exciting day for the students and staff of HEB ISD and I want to thank our community for their continued support,” says Joe Harrington, Ed.D., superintendent. “Our residents have a long history of investing in students and schools—ensuring that HEB ISD remains a premier district and can serve our students in a way that is both special and unique to the DFW area.”
Harrington says that he and the Board of Trustees take their responsibility very seriously and they are committed to allocating every dollar as wisely and efficiently as possible. “The new schools are a great investment, and we look forward to finalizing the design process and providing our community with new schools that will serve generations of families.”
The district’s two comprehensive high schools are more than 50 years old and have deteriorating infrastructure, settling foundations, and classrooms that are undersized according to Texas Education Agency (TEA) standards. In addition to replacing L.D. Bell High School and Trinity High School, district officials plan to rebuild four aging elementary schools: Bell Manor, Hurst Hills, Midway Park, and Wilshire. The voter-approved bonds will also fund safety and security updates, technology infrastructure, and instructional technology devices and equipment.
As the projects continue through design and construction, HEB ISD officials will share bond project updates with the community.