Bond Completed. Thank you voters!

With the support and trust of our community, we have achieved the goals outlined in the 2014 Bond program.

New facilities and facility renovations have been completed districtwide, including health, safety and security updates, technology upgrades and the opening of the Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center and the Garland ISD Natatorium.

See below for details about how we identified and addressed the bond program goals. Visit the Bond 2014 page for highlighted accomplishments from the program.

Comprehensive facilities assessment

An independent architecture and engineering firm was hired to complete a comprehensive facilities assessment of all district buildings in 2013. At that time more than 70 percent of GISD buildings were 24-77 years old and the report identified many maintenance and construction needs throughout the district.

 Although the firm’s report identified a need of more than $1.7 billion, the $455.5-million bond proposal represented those considered most critical—approximately one-third of the overall total. Particular focus on safety, security and maintenance of all facilities was a priority in the bond program.

announcement of completed facilities assessment with images of district buildings

Strategic plan

We conducted a comprehensive strategic plan process to identify seven priorities for the district's future. The bond program was a key part of achieving two of those goals:

  • Learning environment: We will provide a secure learning environment that allows active student participation and opportunities to collaborate through relevant content and instruction.
  • Digital tools: We will develop processes and applications to achieve the equitable distribution of digital resources, along with adequate training and support for implementation.
Committee participants discussing plan

Citizen Bond Committee (CBC)

A Citizen Bond Committee (CBC) was formed which included a wide variety of community members who were knowledgeable of past, present and future district needs. These individuals were tasked with developing a bond proposal for recommendation to the Board of Trustees. Their focus was on developing a proposal designed to support district goals, encourage student success and be acceptable to the GISD community.

We are extremely grateful for the exceptional efforts and dedication of these important members of the GISD community. 

CBC committee members

Cedric Alford
Suellen Atteberry
Laura Ballard
Dorothy Brooks
Barbara Burton
Tim Campbell
Tammy Casstevens
Janna Connolly
Carlos De Saracho
Phil Elmore
Sally Emert
Leah Filzow-Perez
Elvia Flores
Jan Furtick
Thom Gallatin
Michael Gallops
Dwayne Gentsch
Amie Goins
Chris Goins
Don Gordon
Nana Gregg
Leslie Henson
Tim Henson
Linda Herman
Steve Hill
Ben Howard
Jeff Johnson
Mary Lee Lajoie
Paul Liston
Leah Lohstreter
Stan Luckie
Jody Luna
Paul Mayer
Ricky McNeal
Jamie Miller
Keith Montgomery
Iris Netters
Joe Olivares
Jared Patterson
Mel Pershan
Jerry Prater
James Ratliff
Annette Ratliff
Timothy Robinson
Ray Romo
Kristy Romo
Charlie Ross
Rodney Rowen
Xochitl Sanchez
Greg Scorza
Becky Sebastian
Christopher Smith
Billy Thomas
Tony Torres
Lupita Torres
Kevin Torris
B.J. Williams

November Election , bond approved by voters

Bond passes on Nov. 4, 2014 with 62 percent of voters in favor.


Work begins

Work began in Spring 2015 with plans to address the design, procurement and construction work in phases.


Spring 2021 - Bond wrap-up

Final projects reach completion, including the much anticipated GISD Natatorium.

High school swim team members swimming with lap boards in GISD Natatorium

Budget breakdown

The total bond package was $455.5 million. Here's an overview of how the funds were used.

  • $312.8 million to student health, safety & security, and facility renovations
  • $75 million to technology
  • $67.7 million to new facilities