Nearly $650 million, that's how much voters in the Northside Independent School District approved in a bond election Saturday night after getting about 65 percent of the votes.

The money is going towards new schools, improvements at current schools and even new security measures.

Of that $649 million, $274 million goes to building a few new middle schools and a new high schools.

District leaders say it's a huge boost to help improve the education and safety of your children at NISD.

This is good, this is what we were hoping for, said Bobby Blount, NISD Board President.

Hope became reality as the district will use that money to build four new middle schools and a high school in developing areas northwest of 1604.

We'll build just over 400 classrooms to accommodate growth, NISD Superintendent, Brian Woods said.

It's growth Woods said amounts to 2,000 new students each year.

$8 million is going towards safety measures, especially at elementary schools.

Security lobbies at our elementary schools, bullet resistant security lobbies, Woods said.

30 elementary schools will receive those lobbies

District officials said, if approved, a future bond election would fund secure lobbies for the 41 remaining elementary schools in the district.

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