The district created a bond steering committee to discuss priorities and potential proposed bonds for the May election. The committee started meeting on Sept. 8 and has since held two meetings with two to three more meetings tentatively scheduled.
A recap of those meetings and discussions was shared with the board though no vote was made on any item regarding a bond. Cooperative Strategies, which is an educational planning company, oversees the work of the committee.
The committee is tasked with recommendation to the board in January, according to district officials.
Jim Walker serves as the committee's co-chair. The committee includes about 60 people, including students, district employees and community members.
“It’s been a wonderful experience thus far serving on the steering committee,” he said during the meeting. “We are going to come up with some excellent recommendations for you all to consider.”
During the first meetings, the committee decided to focus on enhancements instead of capacity. The district continues to grow, but that has since slowed down, said Cindy Powell, a representative from Cooperative Strategies.
The committee members also identified its priorities, Powell said, which include capacity for changing enrollment, facility condition improvements, learning environments that support strategic priorities, operating efficiencies and a fiscally responsible plan.
Committee members will meet again Nov. 1.