Capital Improvement Program Overview

  • In August 2013, the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education unanimously approved a $489.9M Capital Improvement Program (CIP) designed to expand and improve learning opportunities for students across the District.

    Bond priorities included Safety, Security, Technology and New Classrooms.  New schools, additions, expansions and kitchen/cafeteria improvements were also among the top priorities of the 2013 CIP proposal.

    On November 5, 2013, Fort Worth voters approved all three propositions in the 2013 Bond Election by more than 72% for each measure. The propositions included in this bond proposal are as follows:

    • Proposition 1 includes District-wide security and technology upgrades at every school, District-wide Pre-Kindergarten, nearly 300 classroom additions, new kitchens and school cafeterias, two new elementary schools, new field houses, Wi-Fi study areas and renovations to bring facilities into compliance with accessibility standards.

    • Proposition 2 provides funding for a Performing and Fine Arts Academy and a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy.

    • Proposition 3 is reserved for non-construction items that require periodic refreshing such as school buses, musical instruments and uniforms, furniture and fixtures.

    Work began immediately on the new Capital Improvement Program with the issuance of RFQs for program management services and architectural/engineering services on November 6, 2013.  AECOM in association with Dikita was selected as the Program Manager for the 2013 Capital Improvement Program.

    For more information about vendor opportunities on the 2013 CIP, please click here.