Dallas County Community College District Plans Bond Election

Steven Pickering
February 07, 2019 - 6:30 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Trustees of the Dallas County Community College District have placed a $1.1 billion bond package on the May 4th ballot for consideration by voters.

It's the first bond election for DCCCD since 2004 and only the third in the district's history. Officials say the impact on the current property tax rate would be neutral.

The money would be used for industry training programs, new technology, and new facilities. Those facilities would include a new Education and Innovation Hub downtown, a Business Training Center and changes to the campus of El Centro College.

The district is predicting an increase in enrollment of 12,000 students by the year 2030.

The district has posted additional details about the proposal on its web site.