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Texas has Independent School Districts governed by the elected school board from the district. These districts were never set up to coincide with any other governmental entity. To raise funds for the Allen Stadium, the district voters passed a $119 million bond package in 2009. That bond package also funded a $39 million bus barn facility.

Here is a link to a decent (but not complete) explanation on ISD's:
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_school_district>

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On 5/22/2014 10:43 AM, David Topete wrote:
The thing that really caught my eye is how this community mustered $60M for a stadium. My daughter's elementary school struggles to raise $60k at its auction...

On Thursday, May 22, 2014, David Topete <d.topete73(--nospam--at)gmail.com> wrote:

Wow! The crack illustration looks like the USGS faulting map for
California.

I think this is quite a telling statement from the article...:

"The firm identified areas in the stadium where the load demand on the
structure exceeded accepted building standards by 10 to 20 percent. In
isolated locations, that number was greater than 70 percent, according to the firm’s analysis.

“The deficiencies are outside of acceptable margins for error,” the
firm said in a letter."

We can probably argue that 5% over is okay, but 70%? That's a misfire.

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