Richardson ISD officials expect to begin planning this summer for a potential bond election in 2021.

The district has historically operated on a five-year bond election cycle. Bond elections ask taxpayers for permission to issue bonds to pay for one-time, large-scale expenses, such as school construction or repairs, bus purchases, or equipment and technology for schools. Bonds are paid off through the debt service portion of RISD’s property tax rate.

Teams made up of parents, educators and administrators have begun sharing information and making recommendations to trustees about the district’s future needs.

In past bond election cycles, the district has held a series of public meetings for residents to provide feedback on the propositions. There will also be ways for the community to communicate electronically, according to RISD.