The next wave of funding for Dallas ISD bond projects received the green light from trustees, including three schools in our neighborhood.

Trustees unanimously voted to approve 23 construction projects that are part of the $1.6 billion 2015 bond program, The Hub reports.  Mata Montessori, Sanger Elementary and Lakewood Elementary all are slated to receive renovations.

Chief operations officer Scott Layne and construction services executive director Tim Strucely  took each campus’ needs into account and revised the construction timeline, according to the Dallas Morning News. An updated Facility Condition Index report, a comparative benchmark that ranks the condition of schools, was used to determine what schools were included in the final plan.

Upgrades at Woodrow Wilson, J.L. Long, and Lipscomb were included in bond program’s first phase. Hexter and Stonewall Jackson  also were included in initial plans.


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