DCCCD Bond Election

  • Election Day: May 4, 2019
  • Early Voting: April 22-30, 2019
$0
Increase

Projected to Maintain Current Debt Tax Rate of 2 Cents


How much will this bond program cost Dallas County taxpayers?

Passing the new DCCCD bond program will not increase property taxes. While the average contribution by taxpayers to DCCCD is less than 5 percent of their total tax bill, the district’s impact on Dallas County is large with seven colleges serving more than 100,000 students and DCCCD providing $19 million per year in free tuition scholarships.

 

DCCCD has the 2nd lowest tuition rate among Texas' 50 community colleges.

DCCCD serves more than 80,000 credit and 20,000 continuing education students each semester; that total in 2017-2018 was 171,556.

The district expects to see steady enrollment growth through 2030 to approximately 92,000 credit students. In order to help the state of Texas meet the goals of 60x30TX – a statewide initiative to award a total of 3.4 million certificates or degrees by 2030, with targeted goals for Hispanic, African American, male and economically-disadvantaged completers – more DCCCD resources and facilities are needed.

 

The growth of the district and its student population – as well as the growth of Dallas County and the need for a larger, qualified workforce – requires more resources to meet the needs of business, industry, economic development and government.

In the North Texas region, DCCCD serves as the primary provider for the area’s talent supply chain. Those general obligation bonds represent an investment in the region’s workforce and economic development, which sustain the state, students and the communities we serve.

In addition, DCCCD seeks to help students overcome income disparity by providing tuition-free or tuition-assisted options to attend college such as Dallas County Promise, Rising Star, early college high schools and dual credit programs.

 

What amount is DCCCD seeking for this bond program?

The district is asking voters to support a $1.1 billion bond program. Distribution of 2019 bond program dollars will be divided into three main categories:

  • $235 million for industry-aligned workforce projects and programs;
  • $332 million for student-related instruction and success programs;
  • and $535 million for the Dallas Education and Innovation Hub.
$1.1 Billion Requested
 

 

Produce a Workforce Better Aligned with Industry Demand

Prepare North Texas workforce with programs designed to meet high-demand industry needs:

  • Allied Health
  • Culinary Arts
  • Information Technology
  • Construction Trades
  • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Machining, welding, logistics, AI
  • Business Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • To provide equipment, talent and resources for industry-aligned education and training programs
 

 

Construct an Education and Innovation Hub

  • Completely redesign and build an all-new, consolidated downtown campus.
  • Create a technology and innovation center as a resource to help businesses grow and for entreprenuers to bring ideas to life.
  • Develop a business training center designed to meet the unique needs of North Texas companies and their employees.

The new Dallas Education and Innovation Hub downtown will serve the entire county. The hub would include a Business Training Center and a redesigned El Centro College campus, which will benefit workforce and economic development and also provide new learning opportunities for students.

 

 

Support Our Continuous Enrollment Growth

  • Expand Early College High Schools and the Dallas County Promise districtwide.
  • Enhance the student learning experience with new instructional learning styles and technology.
  • Develop student collaboration learning spaces.
  • Improve number and types of degrees/certificates awarded and continue to lower student debt – goals of 60x30TX.
  • Support DCCCD facilities across Dallas County in order to meet a projected increase in enrollment of approximately 12,000 students by 2030 who are enrolling through programs like Dallas County Promise, dual credit, early college high schools and other efforts that will enable DCCCD to meet 60x30TX goals.
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80K
Current Enrollment Districtwide
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31
Current Number of Early College High Schools

By 2030, enrollment is projected to increase to approximately 92k credit students districtwide. That growth is, in effect, equivalent to the size of a large college.

All plans are subject to board approval.