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Proposed Projects

Proposed projects are broken down into the following five propositions:

PROP A  would fund renovations and expansions at Longview High School and Early Graduation High School to address aging facilities, overcrowding and lack of space. It also includes building a new Career and Technical Education Center, upgrading safety and security measures across the district, constructing a new bus barn, and implementing energy efficiency upgrades like solar panels. The wide-ranging proposal aims to modernize school infrastructure, enhance learning environments, increase career and technical program offerings, improve security through measures like cameras and fencing, and reduce operational costs.

  • 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)


PROP B  would fund construction of a new, larger Early Childhood Center with 30 classrooms, a library, kitchen and gymnasium to replace the current overcrowded facility and clear a waiting list of around 75 students. The new center would expand pre-kindergarten access, which studies show boosts later academic performance, and offer daycare for district employees to aid teacher recruitment and retention efforts. Renovations to the existing Early Childhood Center building are also included to create office space for the district's technology and special education departments after those programs relocate.

  • New Early Childhood Center ($61.8 million)

  • PFK renovated for new offices ($14.7 million)


PROP C  addresses athletic facility needs, including constructing a new multi-purpose student facility with a 120-yard turf field for marching band and sports, batting cages, golf simulator, weight room, locker rooms, and coaches' offices. It also funds renovations at the high school's soccer, baseball, softball, and tennis facilities, with improvements like new bleachers, lighting, press boxes, storage areas, dressing rooms, and an indoor tennis facility to allow for play during inclement weather. Additionally, the plan includes developing a 3-mile cross-country course on adjacent land. This will provide Lobo runners a dedicated practice facility and could possibly allow Longview ISD to host cross-country meets, with spectator areas and parking to support events. The plan aims to provide updated, expanded athletic spaces to accommodate growing student participation and relieve overcrowding issues at the current aging facilities. Relocating some athletic operations would also free up space at the main high school campus for additional classrooms.

  • Multi-Purpose Facility for all sports/activities ($48 million)

  • Tennis/Soccer/Baseball/Softball/Cross-Country ($31.1 million)


PROP D  addresses renovations at Lobo Stadium, the high school's main outdoor venue built in 1975, and Judson Middle School Stadium, constructed before 1988. Planned improvements for the nearly 8,600-seat Lobo Stadium include resealing concrete, installing LED lighting, adding storage/restrooms for referees and a changing room, renovating concession stands, and relocating the long jump pit to allow hosting of district track tournaments. At the 1,600-capacity Judson Stadium, which last saw major work in 2010, new lighting will be installed along with other upgrades. Both stadiums host numerous athletic events, competitions and community gatherings throughout the year, serving thousands of spectators.

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


PROP E  would fund construction of a new natatorium to replace the current aging aquatic center from the late 1970s that requires costly annual repairs and maintenance. The proposed facility would feature 20 25-meter lanes, a diving well with boards, and spectator seating - major upgrades from the existing 5-lane pool with no guest seating that cannot accommodate competitive events. The new natatorium would better serve the district's swim teams as well as the Longview Metro Aquatics Club's summer programs involving around 900 children, eliminating disruptions caused by the current pool's frequent closures for repairs.

  • 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.