As most residents of Highland Park and University Park know, this is a critical year for their shared school district. With all six of the Highland Park Independent School District campuses over capacity, a committee of community members has hatched a plan to provide some relief.
As you might expect, the plan — which includes renovating the existing schools and buying land to build a fifth elementary school — isn’t cheap. The district’s Facility Advisory Committee is recommending a $358 million bond issue that will go before HPISD voters in November.
In the meantime, Park Cities residents are invited to provide feedback on the committee’s plan. Public forums have been scheduled for 7 p.m. on July 28 at Highland Park Middle School and 7 p.m. on July 30 at Highland Park High School.