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2014 Bond Archive

In May of 2014, voters in Frenship ISD approved an $85.2 million bond authorization package. The bond projects were all completed on time and under budget.
 
The 2014 bond included the construction of a Ninth Grade Center across the street from Frenship High School, the construction of the district’s eighth elementary campus, technology and security upgrades within the district, renovations and expansions to enhance campus and extracurricular facilities, as well as standard maintenance improvements on numerous Frenship campuses.
 
2014 Bond Package Breakdown
 
School Construction & Renovation $64,540,000 75.8%
Technology Upgrades $7,200,000 8.5%
Maintenance Improvements $6,510,000 7.6%
Extracurricular Advances $4,810,000 5.6%
Security Upgrades $1,340,000 1.6%
Land Purchases $800,000 0.9%
TOTAL BOND PACKAGE $85,200,000  
Major Projects
Since 2001, Frenship ISD has witnessed an enrollment growth of more than 3,000 students. With the support of the local community, FISD has opened four new campuses since 2006. Three of the campuses - Oak Ridge Elementary, Heritage Middle School, and the district’s seventh elementary campus opening in 2014 were part of a $128 million bond passed in 2007.
 
graph showing growth of FHS
 
 
 
Demographic studies and projections show enrollment growth within FISD is expected to continue in the district’s near future. This enrollment growth continues to make its way to Frenship High School, where the campus has an enrollment capacity of 2,550 students.
 
upland heights
 
The residential construction growth within the district was pushing elementary campus enrollments to near building capacities. An eighth elementary campus, Upland Heights, was constructed to help alleviate enrollment capacity concerns.
 
A ribbon-cutting was held on September 9, 2016. Upland Heights stands 115,000 square feet in size, and the facility includes 45 classrooms, five computer labs, a large isolated kindergarten wing, a television studio, a full-size competition gym, and an outside playground that doubles as a community park for the Windstone housing division.
 
upland heights ribbon cutting  upland heights ribbon cutting
 
Upgrades in technology and security are designed to enhance the students’ educational experience while providing a safer environment. Security upgrades include keyless entry systems on all doors as well as equipment to enhance the communication efforts to both internal and external audiences.
 
Technology upgrades include the addition of collaborative learning classrooms where students learn in a technology-driven environment