Pflugerville ISD hears District of Innovation plan, Round Rock ISD approves academic calendars and more: 6 things to know this week in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Monday, Feb. 12: Hutto ISD breaks ground on its newest elementary school
Hutto ISD and city officials host a ceremony Monday afternoon to break ground on the school district's seventh elementary school.

The school, unveiled as Benjamin "Doc" Kerley Elementary School Feb. 9, will open in 2019.

Monday, Feb. 12: Hutto EDC
Hutto EDC Type B holds a specially-called meeting Monday night to discuss and possibly take action on a resolution authorizing a public hearing for a proposed project related to the acquisition of nearly 500 acres of land near the southwest corner of Hwy. 79 and FM 3349.

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Pflugerville City Council votes on several new contracts
Pflugerville City Council will vote Tuesday night on several contracts for city projects, including a construction contract for the Heatherwilde and Windermere Subdivision Streets Project.

The city is also moving forward on the expansion of the Pflugerville Central Wastewater Plant. The expansion is necessary to address capacity concerns and is estimated to cost as much as $40M at the end of construction, according to former city manager Brandon Wade.

Thursday, Feb. 15: Round Rock ISD votes on academic calendars
At its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, the Round Rock ISD board of trustees will adopt calendars for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years. The board will also discuss and possibly approve a revised version of the Citizens Bond Committee charter.

Thursday, Feb. 15: Hutto City Council votes on annexation propositions
Hutto City Council will vote Thursday night to prepare Municipal Service Plans for the possible annexations of four separate tracts of property totaling more than 650 acres.

The properties include the Neal Tracts on the south side of CR 199, the Wallin Family Hutto Investments Tract located adjacent to the northeast boundary of the HuttoParke Subdivision, the Packsaddle Tracts located on the east side of FM 1660 and the Overton-Wolter Tracts on the east side of CR 119.

Thursday, Feb. 15: Pflugerville ISD holds first reading on District of Innovation plan
At its monthly meeting Thursday night, the Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees will hear the first reading of the proposed District of Innovation plan.

Pflugerville ISD’s District of Innovation Committee approved a Local Innovation Plan that proposes a change to school start dates and the number of days it requires for 10-month contract employees.

PfISD became a District of Innovation in March 2017 after the board of trustees approved the formation of a committee comprised of PfISD staff, administrators, community members and parents.

By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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