Bond Steering Committee (BSC) Materials



Handouts



Facilities Options Packet BSC #1
Facility Master Plan Background Report
Future's Conference Results Report
Visioning Report

Facilities Options Packet BSC#2
Facility Guidelines

Facilities Options Packet BSC #3
Appendix Facilities Options Packet 10.20.14
Community Dialogue Results

Facilities Options Packet BSC #4

Bond Blueprint Recommendations Dec Board Meeting

Agendas
BSC Agenda #1
BSC Agenda #2
BSC Agenda #3
BSC Agenda #4

Presentations
BSC #1
BSC #2
BSC #3
BSC #4

Other Information

Frequently Asked Questions
Growth, Finance and Accountability PowerPoint

Let's Invest in Texas' Fast Growing Schools Article
2015 Bond Information
2008 Bond Revision Plan


  Bond Dialogue - Oct. 20, 2014       Growth in Northwest Houston    
    

      Growth & High School #5
 






Klein ISD begins preparing for a May 2015 bond referendum
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Dec. 5, 2013 —- The Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jim Cain along with the executive team, reviewed the October 2013 demographic study provided by the firm Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) at the Board of Trustees workshop meeting on Nov. 20, 2013. Cain outlined his plans for a long-range capital plan in anticipation of a bond referendum in 2015. The demographic data clearly reveals the need to open three elementary schools, one intermediate school and one high school during the next five years.

The 2008 bond plan, originally planned for four years, was extended due to the economic downturn resulting in a slower student growth pattern than anticipated. Through conservative fiscal management, the Board of Trustees approved use of bond funds originally earmarked for Intermediate #10 and partial funds from High School #5 to build Bernshausen Elementary, Elementary Schools #31 (scheduled to open in 2015) and #32 (scheduled to open in 2016), for the purchase of buses and for campus repairs and renovations.

The long-range capital plan kicks off with a visioning process early in the second semester that will focus on delivery of an excellent educational program for the district to ensure that classrooms and facilities meet the needs of current and future generations of Klein ISD students. During this same time period, a thorough facility needs assessment will be conducted by an outside engineering firm including a prioritized timeline and costs. A group of curriculum personnel will meet during mid-semester to review TEA and Klein ISD construction standards and offer input on incorporating instructional standards for future classroom configuration.
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During the latter part of the spring semester, the district will host two Futures Conferences designed to inform the community about the guiding principles outlined during the visioning process. In the fall semester of the 2014-15 school year, a bond steering committee will study all material and data, prioritize the district needs and lay out a plan for a 2015 bond referendum.

Cain anticipates placing an item on the January 2015 agenda for the Board of Trustees to consider calling a bond referendum for May 2015. The superintendent anticipates that a 2015 bond plan could include one elementary, one intermediate and partial funding for High School #5. In addition, he anticipates funding needs for technology, safety and security, buses, campus repairs and renovations and future school sites.

Cain indicated that Klein ISD has successfully passed nine bond elections since 1971 to build all the Klein ISD schools and facilities, keep the buildings and equipment repaired and renovated, and purchase land, buses, technology equipment and security equipment.
 
“The Klein ISD community understands the importance of good schools; that is one of the main reasons families move to our area,” stated Cain. “We appreciate our community for supporting the district by approving bonds to ensure that students in the Klein ISD continue to receive a quality education in safe and suitable facilities.” To view a video of Cain speaking with parents about a potential bond in 2015, click here.
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