Sept. 21 Trustees’ Meeting Highlights Community Engagement, Ideas for Bond 2016 9/24/15
At its September 21 study session, the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees discussed possibilities and financial implications of a bond package for spring 2016.
Superintendent Kay Waggoner, PhD, opened the discussion with highlights of the bond process. Executive Director of Communications Karah Womack then shared an overview of the communications plan and timeline for community engagement. Beginning in October and continuing through early December, the district’s leadership team will conduct a listening tour across RISD during which members of the public will be able to learn what types of items are being considered for the upcoming bond, and provide feedback and ideas. Meeting dates and details will be announced on the district homepage, as well as through RISD’s School Times newsletter and the district’s social media channels.
Deputy Superintendent for Finance and Operations Tony Harkleroad then facilitated a discussion about possible items being considered for Bond 2016. Items under consideration are being slated into three general categories:
- maintenance items, which are equipment and infrastructure items that are past or will reach the end of useful life within five years;
- construction/capacity projects, which include additions or renovations to existing facilities, including additional space to accommodate enrollment growth;
- enrichment possibilities, which range from major technology initiatives to new facilities for extracurricular programs.