Dallas ISD bond proposal pits needed repairs against new schools

Dallas Morning News – Tawnell D. Hobbs – Oct. 19th, 2015

Tawnell D. Hobbs reviews the controversy over the DISD Bond proposal. In part, the article states:

… some community members and DISD trustees question how decisions were made — and they are concerned about whether enough of the proposed bond package is targeted at fixing older schools.

For example, some campuses would get new wings, even though the district hasn’t conducted a comprehensive review of whether changing attendance boundaries could relieve crowding.

One of the Rosemont Elementary buildings would be replaced even though it’s listed in “good” condition in a district report.

And Pinkston High School would be rebuilt at a proposed cost of $130 million. Yet the current school is only half full.

“Let’s reduce the building of schools in certain areas and repair the schools that currently are being used by our students,” trustee Joyce Foreman implored in a Facebook post.

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