TYLER, Texas (KETK) — The Tyler ISD Board of Trustees voted to call for a school bond election Thursday, which will take place on May 7.

The proposal was developed by the administration and presented to the Board to balance campus capacity, address aging buildings and increase safety and security. The package has been set at $89 million and will fund construction for Hubbard Middle School and Early College High School.

In the proposed package, Hubbard Middle School will receive $63 million for the following:

  • Replacement of the 55-year-old campus comparable to the 2013 Boulter, Moore, and Three Lakes projects
  • Located on current site designed to exact specifications as other middle schools
  • 1,200 student capacity
  • Updated safety and security features
  • Improved traffic flow and designated parking areas
  • Meets or exceeds all energy/building codes, ADA, TEA, and UIL requirements
(Proposed design for new Hubbard Middle School building; via Tyler ISD)

The Early College High School will receive the remaining $26 million, which will fund:

  • Located next to Tyler ISD Career and Technology Center
  • 650+ student capacity
  • Cafeteria to be shared with CTC students
  • Updated safety and security features
  • Dedicated parking areas
  • Meets or exceeds all energy/building codes, ADA, and TEA requirements
(Proposed design for new Early College High School building; via Tyler ISD)

For information on Bond 2022, click here.

The district says the bond will make security better for students and staff.

“Both of these have existing campuses that are outdated. Hubbard Middle School I think was built in 1955, and it hasn’t changed very much since then,” said Wade Washmon, the President of the Tyler ISD School Board.

Washmon says the school district needs to make these updates to keep up with their successful campuses like the early college high school. This is nationally ranked for opportunities made available to first-generation students.

“We are wanting to expand the opportunities so more students can do that. Early college high school is when they go through high school (and) they also get their Associate’s Degree. It saves students about $30,000 in college debt,” said Washmon.