Garland ISD is an aging district, more than 100 years old and with a number of its buildings built before WWII.
So, district leaders are asking voters to approve a nearly $1.3 billion bond package — the largest in district history — to upgrade security, technology and buildings.
“When communities invest in their school district, their communities thrive,” Superintendent Ricardo López said on Inside Texas Politics. “And when communities thrive, cities just go through the roof. We see that across the DFW area.”
There are three propositions making up the package before voters, and residents from across the district helped select the improvements.
Proposition A is easily the largest, $1.1 Billion, and focuses on building and security enhancements — including adding ballistic film on glass. This security feature has taken on new significance after surveillance footage revealed the killer in a recent school massacre in Nashville entered the building after shooting through glass doors and walking through.