A new committee consisting of community members, district staff and district officials will help Hutto ISD plan for its future growth.

The HISD board of trustees approved the creation of the long-range master facilities planning committee at a May 25 meeting.

The committee will consist of 60 people, 25 of whom will be district staff and officials and 35 of whom will be board-appointed citizens.

Assistant Superintendent of Operations Henry Gideon said the committee's work will involve providing input and direction on the district's strategic plan, specifically as it concerns construction and improvement of district facilities.

According to Gideon, the long-range master facilities planning committee will meet several times over the course of a 6-7 month period. He said he hopes to have the committee begin meeting in July.

"[The committee is] helping to decide the direction physically of our district and how we're going to manage that growth and equity, and the safety of our community and our students," Gideon said.

The district will release materials for community members who are interested in participating in the committee in the coming weeks.