Bond Planning Process
Aledo ISD administration and the Board of Trustees have started the discussion regarding planning for additional facilities to meet the needs of the increasing student population.
During 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 Nov. 12 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.
Based on the demographers' projections, Aledo ISD's enrollment is expected to surpass 8,000 in the 2022-2023 school year. This 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. Also, this timeline will provide the citizens' committee ample time to consider options and structure recommendations to the Board for a potential bond package.
A proposed timeline for the planning process would include pre-committee work and the selection of the committee members during November and December of 2018.
Bearcat Growth Committee
The Bearcat Growth Committee will include parent and teacher representatives from each campus and a group of community members will be appointed by the School Board Trustees. Members are requested to attend all meetings. The meeting schedule below has been created but is subject to change.
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.
There will also be additional members of the committee chosen through an application process.
If you are interested in applying for the committee, click here to submit an application. Deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 7 by 5 p.m.
Meeting Schedule - Dates Subject to Change