New elementary school proposed to relieve Tanglewood overcrowding

Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner announced the long-term solution to relieve the overcrowding at Tanglewood Elementary: a second elementary school.

The district plans to split the existing Tanglewood boundary lines at Bellaire Drive and Hulen Street. The new pre-K through fifth-grade campus will be located south of Bellaire and west of Hulen.

The decision, announced in an email sent out on Aug. 25 followed months of stakeholder meetings.  Alternative plans included expanding the existing campus and splitting Tanglewood students by grade level into a primary and intermediate campus.

The new elementary school is included in the proposed $750 million 2017 Fort Worth ISD bond issue.

“The funding for both the new campus and updates for Tanglewood and all of the FWISD schools is contingent on funding from the bond program that the District Trustees will ask the voters to approve on Nov. 7, 2017,” Scribner wrote.

The superintendent said the new elementary school will be a “Tanglewood caliber school” and will remain in the Paschal region.