Texas-sized school bonds sweep state

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Arlington school officials, with passage of the district’s $663 million bond package, aren’t the only ones coming off a weekend win.

Statewide, voters approved 84 percent of the $6.2 billion in bond packages on ballots in local elections Saturday, according to initial results listed on the Texas Association of School Business Officials’ website.

Arlington made history when 69.7 percent of voters favored the the district’s all-or-nothing bond package to build new facilities and update campuses. The multimillion-dollar bond proposal was the largest in Tarrant County history, yet it only drew about 8 percent of eligible voters.

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