From The Midland Reporter-Telegram: A $163.1 million bond initiative to improve elementary schools in the Midland (Texas) district will go before voters Nov. 6. The call for the bond election comes after months of discussion about the district’s enrollment growth, which is increasing by about 700 students a year. The bond proposal includes money to build three new schools to accommodate growth and to renovate each of the district 24 elementary campuses.
JULY 2012....from The Midland Reporter-Telegram: The cost to build three new elementary campuses and improve facilities at each of 24 existing elementary schools in the Midland (Texas) Independent School District is an estimated $163 million. A facility study by the architecture firm Parkhill, Smith & Cooper determined the figure. The firm recommends adding 167 elementary classrooms, the majority of which would be built at the three new campuses.