Facility Improvements & Construction Projects

  • Forney ISD is funding multiple construction projects through a 2019 bond for long-term facilities projects, and through the general budget's maintenance and operations fund for annual improvements and upgrades.

2019 Bond Overview

  • Forney ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas and is located in the 3rd fastest growing county in the nation. This growth means that our school system is constantly adding new students, and we must build new schools to accommodate them.

    In November 2019, Forney ISD voters were asked to approve a $623 million bond referendum. Voters approved the bond funds with a wide margin, and the information below will be updated as construction begins.

    To repay the bond, the district tax rate will not go up.  In fact, the Forney ISD tax rate was actually lowered over 17 cents from 2019 to 2022 to $1.37 even with the passage of the bond.

    The following projects are a part of the 2019 bond:

    • Rhodes Intermediate School/Jackson Middle School (Opened Fall 2021)
    • Griffin Elementary School (Opened Fall 2021)
    • New Johnson Elementary (Opening Fall 2022)
    • Willett Elementary (Opening Fall 2022)
    • The OC (Opening Fall 2023)
    • Elementary #10 (Due to construction savings from other bond projects, an additional elementary school is able to be included in the 2019 bond package)
    • Campus Expansions (Ongoing)
    • Capital Improvement Projects (Ongoing)

    Additional improvements have been made outside of bond expenditures with growth revenue, and include:

    • Forney ISD Animal Science Center (Opened January 2021)
    • Forney ISD Welding Shop (Opened January 2021)
    • Aquatic Center (Opening Spring 2022)
    • FHS and NFHS Athletic Improvements (Completed Spring 2022)
    • North Forney High School Athletic Complex
    • Capital Improvement Projects (Ongoing)

Construction Timeline

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    2022

    Groundbreaking for Keith Bell Opportunity Central, "The OC"

    Projected Opening for the Forney ISD Aquatic Center

    Projected Opening for Don R. Willett Elementary

    Projected Opening for new O.B. Johnson Elementary

    2023

    Projected Opening for The OC

    Projected Opening for Elementary #10

     

     

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Did You Know?

    • Over the next 10 years FISD is predicted to more than double in size from the current 14,360 students to over 35,000 students.

    • In the next 5 years, Forney ISD is expected add over 15,000 homes and have over 25,000 students.
    • By 2030, Forney ISD is expected to add over 30,000 homes and have over 35,000 students.

    • Quarterly new home starts within the district more than doubled between 2020 and 2021

    • FISD could add over 2,400 students next fall as new home sales reach 3,000 annually
    • There are 23 subdivisions within the district that are actively building homes or are in the planning stages.

    • There are roughly 28,000 future planned lots with more than 4,500 lots currently under development.

    • Even after bond approval in November 2019, Forney ISD tax rate has lowered 17 cents to $1.37 in fall 2021.

    • While building facilities through the November 2019 bond, Forney ISD saved millions in construction costs, allowing for an additional elementary school (elementary #10) to be included.  This adds much needed additional capacity for students.
    • Forney ISD has a healthy fund balance higher than what is recommended by TEA.