As the district approaches the close of an update to its Long-Range Facilities Master Plan, Round Rock ISD administrators are seeking volunteers to potentially serve on a citizens bond committee.

What you need to know

Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez said during a March 28 budget update that the district could call a citizens bond committee, an administrative committee that does not require the school board's approval.

An April 6 email shared by the district shows it is calling for volunteers to serve on such a committee.

This committee will analyze the findings of the Long-Range Facilities Master Plan update combined with community feedback to determine whether a bond is necessary to address potential need for capital improvements.

Bonds cannot be used to fund regular operating expenses, Place 4 trustee Alicia Markum said during the meeting in response to concerns about a potential $30 million shortfall projected for the 2024-25 school year.

The details

Trustees will appoint members of the committee from a pool of volunteers, according to district communications. Those interested in volunteering for the committee may submit their interest here by April 14.

The committee's first meeting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. April 24 at McNeil IB World High School, 5720 McNeil Drive, Austin.