Round Rock ISD announces 2018-19 Citizens Bond Committee leadership

Round Rock ISD on Thursday announced the community members chosen to a lead the committee that will evaluate the district's needs for a potential future bond election.

Community members were asked to submit applications for the committee by Feb. 12. The Round Rock ISD board of trustees approved the initial Citizens Bond Committee, or CBC, charter at its regular meeting Jan. 18 and approved an update to the charter at its regular meeting Feb. 15.

According to the charter, the CBC will consist of three subcommittees:

  • The Districtwide Subcommittee will focus on safety, technology and instructional programs for the entire district.

  • The Growth Subcommittee will focus on facility needs to address growth in the district. This could include new schools, land, additions and renovations.

  • The Capital Renewal and Replacement Subcommittee will focus on components of existing facility infrastructure.

The district said more than 250 people volunteered to serve on the CBC and each member of the board of trustees recommended candidates to fill leadership positions. The board appointed district community members Kris Parker and David Hansen as chair and co-chair of the committee. Other board appointees include:

  • Amber Feller, Districtwide Subcommittee chair

  • Pauline Law, Districtwide Subcommittee vice chair

  • Fabian Cuero, Growth Subcommittee chair

  • Melissa Vandermeer, Growth Subcommittee vice chair

  • Mary Marsden, Capital Renewal and Replacement Subcommittee chair

  • Trip Seibold, Capital Renewal and Replacement Subcommittee vice chair

The following six appointees will work with the subcommittees to lead the work of the more than 250 volunteers through the process:

  • Claudio Cruz

  • David Schmidt

  • Jarrad Breneck

  • Katrena Plummer

  • Yi Dai

  • Kristin Stevens

“We are not only seeking community input, we are pursuing a community-driven process to identify our district’s needs and ensure we are creating and sustaining an environment where students become lifelong learners and creative thinkers,” board President Diane Cox said in a press release. “We know our community takes pride in an exceptional, student-focused public education system and, as trustees, we look forward to partnering with our community members to chart a course for the future.”

According to the charter, the three subcommittees will meet as often as needed to review information and presentations and create a draft report of their findings to present to the board no later than June 21 for a potential November bond election or Jan. 17, 2019 for a potential May 2019 bond election.

The meeting dates have not yet been set.


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