The Fort Worth school district and a bond management firm have been given an award recognizing development excellence in North Texas.
The Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence Awards program, according to a district news release, encourages "innovating development projects and practices that will help accommodate expected growth and ensure a sustainable North Texas for generations to come."
The award is to the school district and AECOM, which manages the school district's 2007 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
In the bond referendum, voters gave the go-ahead for a $593.6 million bond package that included $551.9 million to construct campuses and additions and perform renovations to existing schools and athletic facilities.
Fort Worth schools Superintendent Walter Dansby (r) said in a statement: "In the years since voters approved the 2007 bond referendum we've built new schools, renovated facilities and technologically transformed classrooms all across the district. And with our AECOM partner we have been able to do it all on time, under budget and within strict guidelines for safety, sustainability and accountability."