The Longview ISD Board of Trustees will consider calling a May 4 bond election for five propositions totaling about $456.2 million to fund district projects including safety and security and upgrades to current facilities during their regular meeting Monday, Feb. 12.

The projects are broken down into the following five propositions:

PROPOSITION A: $237.7 million

  • Address Aging Buildings
    • LHS campus & Coliseum ($105 million) 
    • New Career & Technical Building ($59 million)
    • District-wide renovations ($29 million)
    • Safety & Security updates ($20 million)
    • Energy efficiency upgrades (13.7 million)
    • New LISD Bus Barn ($7.8 million)
    • Early Grad. High ($6 million)

PROPOSITION B: $76.5 million 

  • New Early Childhood Center ($61.8 million)
  • PFK renovated for new offices ($14.7 million)

PROPOSITION C: $79.1 million

  • Multi-Purpose Facility for all sports/activities ($48 million)
  • Tennis/Soccer/Baseball/Softball ($31.1 million)

PROPOSITION D: $21 million

  • Renovations to Lobo Stadium/Judson Stadium ($21 million)
    (NOTE: These renovations include updated lighting & additional aesthetic updates.)

PROPOSITION E: $41.9 million

  • Construction of a new Aquatics Center/Natatorium facility. 
    (NOTE: This is expected to be a complete aquatics competition facility)

With the approval of trustees and the passage by voters, all Longview ISD campuses would receive safety and security updates, and those renovations would impact all students and staff.

It has been 16 years since the last major investment in Longview ISD. In May 2008, Longview residents approved a bond to construct new elementary school and middle school campuses. Since then, there have not been major renovations made to the facilities included in the 2024 bond proposal.

Texas school districts do not receive state funding for renovating or building new schools. Instead, they must receive funds through school bond elections. Registered voters residing within the Longview ISD boundaries will be asked to consider five bond propositions that would generate funding for safety and security updates, renovations and updates to existing facilities, a multi-purpose facility, and athletic facility renovations.