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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Officials with the Dallas Independent School District are busy making big plans for the future of their schools today.

Tuesday night voters gave the green light for a huge $1.6 billion bond package. In all, some 60-percent of voters said yes to Proposition 1.

When the bond was first proposed, Isaac Faz was one of the co-chairs on the task force to put together the list of schools in need. Now he says the goal is to see that the total upgrades of the designated schools, like Rosemont Elementary which was built back in 1922, are complete within the next five or six years.

But before the work begins there will be meetings and discussions involving the task force, school administrators, teachers and parents.

Since more than one billion dollars is available, the task force will likely tweak some of the details of each school’s construction, repair and/or improvements.

One Dallas mom, who has children attending two of the schools on the list for improvements, is excited about the approved bond. “In the future, I think it will be great as well, hopefully my daughter gets to see the improvements. She’s got three more years to go.”

Back at Rosemont Elementary, Faz says one idea is to somehow keep some of the school’s historic architecture, while adding larger classrooms and other upgrades.

He said, “A lot of the education space here is not adequate for teaching in the 21st Century. There are cafeterias that are small, security issues, and there are just a lot of issues that we need to address. This bond really addresses those issues, on a large scale.”

In all, nine new DISD will be built and 19 others will get upgrades.

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