Citizens Bond Committee continues to assess need for a possible Bond election

Citizens Bond Committee (CBC) members continued discussion aimed at determining whether Round Rock ISD’s Board of Trustees should call for a Bond election during their second meeting on March 28.

The focus of the meeting was to continue to examine the needs of the district, current projects and potential next steps. This is the second in a series of meetings to assess District needs for a potential future bond election. Nearly 200 community members and parents from around the District gathered at Pearson Ranch Middle School to represent three subcommittees: Growth, Districtwide and Capital Renewal and Replacement.

To begin the second meeting, Dr. Daniel Presley, the District’s Senior Chief of Schools and Innovation, reminded committee members of what timelines for a November 2018 or May 2019 bond would look like. From there, the subcommittees separated into their respective groups to discuss topics that were recommended for further examination during the last meeting.

The Districtwide subcommittee broke into three groups, each of which heard presentations on technology, technology infrastructure, career and technical education and safety and security.

The Capital Renewal and Replacement subcommittee reviewed the District’s budget, fund balance, maintenance department operations and construction department processes for selecting projects. The Growth subcommittee reviewed portable usage, demographics and community feedback regarding the previous bond election.

CBC subcommittees will meet at least one more time before to develop a recommendation to present to Board of Trustees by the end of April. The Board has asked the CBC to recommend whether a Bond is necessary and, if so, if the Board should target November 2018 or May 2019. If the decision is made to pursue a Bond election, the CBC will continue to meet to determine needs and priorities.

More information on the CBC’s role and materials presented during CBC meetings can be found on the CBC website. Minutes and agendas for each meeting can also be reviewed on the CBC Google folder.