Longview schools propose $456 million bond package

February 23, 2024

Longview Independent School District (LISD) officials are asking voters to approve five bond propositions totaling $456 million to update existing facilities, build an early childhood center, plus a multi-purpose facility and aquatic center. Early voting runs from April 22 to April 30, with election day May 4.

“These bond propositions focus on safety and security, as well as renovations to aging infrastructure and athletic facilities,” Longview ISD Board President Michael Tubb said in a press release.

Proposition A would allocate $237.7 million to build a Career and Technical Education Center and make renovations to Longview High School and the facility used for early graduation. The funds would also cover districtwide renovations, build a bus barn/transportation facility and install safety and security upgrades in addition to energy-savings equipment.

Proposition C would support a $79.1 million project to build, equip and improve soccer, baseball and tennis facilities. Plans also include building an indoor multipurpose facility for sports, band and general use.

Proposition B would fund a $76.5 project to build a new early childhood center. The district would also renovate the “Playing for Keeps” Early Childhood Center used for special education.

Proposition E would allocate $41.9 million to build an aquatics center.

Proposition D would allocate $21 million to renovate Lobo and Judson Stadiums, which serve as football fields for the district’s high school and middle school.

Longview is located 128 miles east of Dallas. Local voters last approved a bond measure in 2008 to construct elementary and middle school campuses. 

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Photo courtesy of Longview ISD

Paul Stinson

Paul Stinson has more than 15 years of journalism experience, including a decade covering the legislative and regulatory affairs of Texas, South Africa, and Germany for an affiliate of Bloomberg, L.P. His experience includes covering voting rights and the sectors of environment, energy, labor, healthcare, and taxes. Stinson joined the team in October as a reporter for SPI’s news publications, which include Government Contracting Pipeline, Texas Government Insider, and the newly-launched Government Market News. He is also a Fulbright Scholar to Germany, and an Arthur F. Burns Fellow. He holds a master’s in journalism from Indiana University.   

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