Hays CISD

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Potential 2017 Hays CISD Bond Initiative

  • The Hays CISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously on January 9, 2017, to accept the recommendation of the district's Growth Impact Committee in order that the Board could present the concept and ideas to the public in a series of public forums. Following these forums, the Board will consider feedback and make changes to the recommendation prior to deciding whether to call for a bond election in May of 2017. 

    View the Growth Impact Committee Recommendation

     

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2017 Bond Process Overview

  • Bond proposals in Hays CISD start and end with the community as a whole. Voters collectively decide whether to approve projects presented in a bond.

    Growth Impact Committee Phase

    In September 2016, the Board of Trustees for Hays CISD empanelled a Growth Impact Committee for the purposes of assessing growth in the district and making a recommendation to the Board regarding the need for a bond initiative in 2017. The committee consisted of a mix of citizens appointed by the Board (28 voting members) and individuals invited by administration (non-voting members). A Growth Impact Committee model allows for a wide range of community involvement in the conversation about growth and possible bonds. The Growth Impact Committee members met nine times between October and early December 2016.

    Board Review & Public Forums

    Once the Growth Impact Committee makes a recommendation, the Board of Trustees may accept the proposal and then hold public forums to allow for additional public comment prior to calling for a bond election. For the proposed 2017 bond, this process takes place in January and early February.

    Informational Sessions Prior to Election

    During the period between the Board calling for an election and election day, which in 2017 is February to May 6th, the school district provides information to voters and a variety of community groups. This allows voters to make informed decisions at the polls.  

     

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