Comprising parents, community stakeholders, and campus and district staff, the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Bond Advisory Committee will meet this month and throughout the coming months to study and prioritize ways to create the best possible learning environment for GCISD students.

According to a GCISD news release, the committee will consider the district’s financial position and strategic plan as it relates to programs for students, facilities, infrastructure, technology, security and other areas for a potential May 2024 bond package.

Quote of note

“Similar to the long-range planning committee, the bond advisory committee will also have the opportunity to learn about facility conditions, needs in the learning environment, educational programs and goals, department capital requests and priorities and future needs in technology,” Chief Operations Officer Paula Barbaroux said.

Barbaroux said the bond advisory committee will also dig deeper into several areas affecting the district, including:
  • Bond history
  • School finance
  • Financing costs
  • Tax rate implications of various amounts, in particular after the recent legislative session
The backstory

The bond advisory committee is the second of two committees, the news release states. The first committee, the GCISD Long-Range Planning Committee, met from February through June to create a master facilities plan for the district. They studied, discussed and reviewed 2,500 line items of project needs based on feedback from across the district as well as an independent facility needs assessment.

According to the news release, GCISD will also conduct a community survey to gauge sentiment on potential projects and bond costs with results provided to the bond advisory committee and the board of trustees.