Abilene I.S.D.'s plans consist of ten different projects, including replacing three of the district's elementary schools. Johnston, Bonham, and Bowie Elementary schools will all be replaced, if the bond elections are passed. Joe Humphrey, Construction Coordinator for A.I.S.D. explains that the layout and design of these elementary schools are very outdated and present safety concerns.
Bonham Elementary was built in 1953, Bowie Elementary was built in 1951, and Johnston Elementary was built in 1957. While the open design was popular decades ago when the schools were constructed, the fact that the classrooms are easily accessible now raises safety concerns.
The full plan for the bond proposal can be found at http://abileneisd.org/Page/10035.