Arlington ISD Building New STEM Campuses

Alan Scaia
May 14, 2019 - 2:28 pm
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ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - While negotiations on a school funding bill continue in Austin, one North Texas school superintendent says he's working ahead.

Arlington ISD has built several specialized campuses for science, engineering and law enforcement. The district is also building a fine arts center and athletics complex.

Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos says the money is coming from a bond voters passed in 2014 and gives kids more options. "When they engage in [workforce education>, they are better prepared for and committed to their future," said Cavazos Tuesday. "Districts across Texas are relying on the state to give them the ability to present kids with those options." 

Arlington voters approved a bond in 2014 that's helping pay for improvements to existing campuses, but also let Arlington start programs for students who want to study things like science, law enforcement, agriculture, and theater.