Voters approve HISD bond proposition

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 9:41 PM

HOUSTON – Voters have approved a $1.9 billion bond proposal that would rebuild or renovate 38 schools across Houston.

The measure passed by an overwhelming margin, based on early and absentee voting totals released Tuesday night by the Harris County Clerk’s office.  The early returns showed the HISD bond proposition led with 66 percent of the vote with nearly 200,000 ballots cast.

In addition to renovated or rebuilding schools, the district would also spend $100 million improving technology, $45 million on field houses and athletic facilities, $35 million renovating middle-school restrooms and $17 million on safety and security improvements.

Most of the money -- $1.36 billion – would go to high schools, largely because three other bond issues dating back to 1998 focused mainly on elementary schools. 

Click here for more details about the 2012 bond package.

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