Will fine arts program spaces improve with this bond program?
Yes. $25.7 million has been included in the bond proposal for high school fine arts renovations at Jasper and Vines high schools, fine arts additions at high schools, improved stages, the addition of dance floors at high schools and senior high schools and music additions/renovations at four middle schools: Armstrong, Frankford, Renner and Rice.
More than 60% of Plano ISD high school and middle school students participate in fine arts programs. The district does not have an auditorium for large and acoustically appropriate performances, and parents and parent groups spend in excess of $45,000 annually to rent space for district performances.
For more information, view this 10/15/2015 Fine Arts Presentation to task force
The bond package would allow for construction of a Plano ISD districtwide performing arts and multi-purpose facility to be used for performances by all fine arts programs in the school district. The $63.5 million cost of the new center is included in the proposed $129 million for new facilities.
For more information, view this 12/3/2015 Performance Hall Presentation to task force