Voters overwhelmingly approved Denton ISD’s $750.5 million bond package in the May 5 election. The bond package for new facilities and improvements within the Denton Independent School District was approved with almost 75 percent of voters favoring the measure. Approval of the bond package will not change the district’s tax rate of 1.54 percent.

The $750 Denton ISD bond package contains roughly $215 million in growth projects, including Middle School #9, Elementary School # 25, new transportation facilities, additions to Guyer High School, and other improvements such as new tennis courts at high schools.

In addition to the growth projects in Denton ISD bond package, there is another $483 million in renovation and replacement projects contained in the bond package, the biggest of course is the replacement of Denton High School. Denton High School will now get replaced with a new campus in the Razor Ranch area, while the existing Denton High Campus is slated to be become Calhoun Middle School.

The passage of the bond package is welcome news for a district which is growing by leaps and bounds. Denton ISD is fourth in the DFW area for home closings, and it ranks first in undeveloped vacant lots.