Bond Planning Process
Based on the demographers' projections, Aledo ISD's enrollment is expected to surpass 8,000 in the 2022-2023 school year. The 2018-2019 school year included an increase of more than 400 students and the district's enrollment topped 6,000 students.
Aledo ISD will need new learning spaces to support the enrollment growth. During School Board meetings on Oct. 15, 2018 and Oct. 17, 2018, the Administration and Board discussed the bond planning process for a potential November 2019 bond election.
The bond planning process will include a Bearcat Growth Committee, comprised of citizens that will make a recommendation to the Board after input from students, staff, parents and community members. The process was discussed in detail with the Board during the Nov. 12, 2018 regular meeting. Click here to view the November 12, 2018 presentation.
Aledo ISD's priorities in planning include student growth projections, financial data, estimated construction costs and availability of utilities. The needs for all student learning and building longevity and flexibility will also be among the top focuses. The BGC held its first meeting in January 2019 and will hold meetings into August. This timeline will provide the citizens' committee ample time to consider options and structure recommendations to the Board for a potential bond package.
Bearcat Growth Committee
The Bearcat Growth Committee includes parents, teacher representatives from each campus and a group of community members appointed by the School Board Trustees. Members were also chosen through an application process.
The meetings will provide an opportunity to consider options and structure recommendations to the Board for a potential bond package. The Bearcat Growth Committee will gather input from students, staff, parents and community members during the process.
Click here to visit the Bearcat Growth Committee webpage.