LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - On Saturday, voters approved Lufkin ISD's $75-million dollar bond proposal.
A total of 73 percent of voters were in support of the bond passing.
The bond will fund construction for a new Lufkin Middle School and a multipurpose gym for the high school campus.
In addition, the high school will receive new baseball and softball fields.
Now that the bond has passed, school board president Scott Skelton said finalizing construction details is next.
"Determining the architect, the set of plans, and then breaking ground are kind of the phases," Skelton said.
"It'll take probably six months or even longer before we turn dirt."
The bond will also help to consolidate the number of entrances for the middle school.
The new middle school will have only three entrances.
Two entrances will be off of Denman.
One will be for sixth graders to enter the sixth-grade center, and the second entrance will be for seventh- and eighth-gradee students.
The last entrance will be off Tulane for buses.