Letter to the Community - April 29, 2024

Dear Tolleson ESD Families & Community,

We have some great news and progress to share with you as we successfully sold bonds that were approved last November when you voted to support our bond election. Thank you so much for your support in the election. It allows us to make many necessary facility improvements. With these bonds sold, we will initiate significant improvements at Porfirio H. Gonzales Elementary School first for work over the summer break and then continuing with our other campuses.

This list below provides you a quick review of the bond approved projects that were included on the November 2023 to support our students, staff, teachers, and families:

  • Renovations and improvements to existing school facilities (including kitchens, cafeterias, classrooms, and exterior weatherproofing).
  • Improving school grounds (including playgrounds, playfields, and drainage).
  • Replacement of pupil transportation and fleet vehicles.
  • Improving the safety, security, and equipment in school buildings such as:
    • Replacement of aging or non-serviceable air-conditioning and heating units
    • Upgrading of fire alarm and security systems
    • Security window treatment and protective glass (bulletproof)
    • Roof replacements
    • Replacement of worn flooring
    • Replacement of furniture and equipment
    • Upgrade classroom technology equipment

We look forward to keeping you informed of our progress as we begin these projects. Thank you again for your ongoing to support to ensure we deliver the very best in public education and stay focused on our core belief that All Children are Capable of Success: no exceptions!


Dr. Lupita Hightower
Treasure Hunter & Superintendent
Tolleson Elementary School District

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