Aug. 19, 2015

Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees Votes Unanimously 
to Call for Bond Election in November
$361 million bond election would build first new elementary school 
since 1949 and rebuild 3 existing schools

The Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously last night to send a $361 million bond proposal to voters for approval on November 3.

The proposal would build the first new elementary school in Highland Park ISD since 1949 and rebuild Bradfield, Hyer and University Park Elementary Schools. The plan also calls for renovations to Armstrong Elementary School, McCulloch Intermediate School/Highland Park Middle School and Highland Park High School.

The proposal was drafted by a 21-member committee made up of community members and HPISD parents.

"We are very appreciative of the time, effort and consideration of the Facilities Advisory Committee in making recommendations that, if approved by voters, will shape Highland Park ISD for decades to come," said HPISD Board President Joe Taylor prior to the vote.
"Highland Park and University Park have a tradition of taking visionary stances. The board has voted to support the recommendations from the Facilities Advisory Committee because we feel it is the right thing to do at the right time. Now it is in the hands of voters to decide."

The bond election date has been set for Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

The facilities committee's recommendations are designed to alleviate current overcrowding in district schools, accommodate future growth and address facilities issues in regard to technology, security and compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

Highland Park ISD's enrollment reached an all-time high of more than 7,000 students during the 2014-15 school year causing all schools to be either at or over capacity. Enrollment growth is projected to continue.

For more details regarding the Highland Park ISD bond election, go to Frequently asked questions regarding the bond election can be found at