The list of proposed projects being considered for inclusion in a Fort Worth school district bond package includes a new campus for Tanglewood Elementary School.
The area is experiencing significant student growth.
A demographics report prepared for the school district shows that Tanglewood is overcrowded. The school's capacity is 588 students. Last school year, there were 771 students at the campus. By 2017-2018, the school is projected to have 872 students and enrollment could swell to 1,003 by 2022-2023.
District officials stress that trustees must determine which projects would be put into a final bond package. If they go forward, and voters approve, here's how the plan would work.
First, a new elementary school would be built for the students in the current Tanglewood Elementary attendance area. Tanglewood students would move into the new campus.
The current Tanglewood campus on Overton Park Drive would be prepared for use as the new McLean Sixth Grade Center. Students at McLean Sixth would move there.
McLean Sixth Grade Center on South Hills Avenue would be converted to a prekindergarten/early childhood center, the school district's first such campus.
The district wants to launch universal prekindergarten, offering pre-k to all four year olds in the school district. To that end, the bond proposal list also includes prekindergarten classroom additions at 14 elementary schools.
They are: Greenbriar, Mitchell Boulevard, Rosen, McDonald, Springdale, Woodway, Diamond Hill, Benbrook, Wilson, Moss, Merrett, Lowery Road, West Handley and Green.
Click here for a report in the Star-Telegram on Monday's school board meeting when the bond details were unveiled.