From The Houston Chronicle: Voters in the Houston Independent School District have approved a $1.9 billion bond request by an overwhelming majority. The district will use the money to rebuild, renovate and upgrade 38 schools; nearly every high school will get a makeover.
JUNE 2012....from The Houston Chronicle: Most of the aging high schools in the Houston school district would be rebuilt or renovated under a $1.9 billion bond package that Superintendent Terry Grier would like to put before voters. Grier's proposal includes replacing eight high schools: Booker T. Washington, Furr, Lee, Madison, Sharpstown, Sterling, Yates and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Bellaire, Lamar, Sam Houston and Westbury high schools would be mostly torn down and rebuilt.
From The Houston Chronicle: The Houston Independent School District is preparing to ask voters to approve up to $1.8 billion in bonds to replace and upgrade aging campuses. Superintendent Terry Grier has said the bond referendum - which would go to voters in November if the school board approves - likely would focus on high schools. A $1.8 billion referendum would be more than twice as large as the $805 million HISD voters narrowly approved in 2007.