At its October 5 meeting, RISD trustees continued discussions assessing district needs and potential items for inclusion in a 2016 bond package.
Trustees and staff are working to narrow a list of possible items and requests from different departments, programs and schools in advance of efforts to present options to community stakeholders for feedback and ideas.
Potential items have been categorized in one of three ways: maintenance of infrastructure & equipment at the end of useful life, construction/renovations to accommodate enrollment growth, and items that would provide enrichment opportunities for RISD students.
RISD is finalizing a schedule of opportunities to meet with community and parent groups in a listening tour about 2016 bond ideas to begin later this month. Dates of community meetings will be published in future issues of School Times, as well as on risd.org and social media.
In other Board activity from October regular meeting, trustees heard an annual report from Human Resources that emphasized mentoring and retention of district teachers and staff. The Board also voted to approve a single class size waiver request with the Texas Education Agency.
Learn more about the October 5 Regular Meeting