The Board and Superintendent Student Advisory Panel met for the first meeting of 2021. The following items were discussed:
Talked about hopes for Covid vaccine availability to staff
2020 Census results and redrawing election map lines for equal representation in all Hays CISD districts
GPA and how it is calculated
Students followed up with saying there was an improvement in online/ virtual learning with the teachers streamlining the process.
The 2021 preliminary Bond proposal was explained by Chief Communication Officer Tim Savoy.
How Bonds work and voting procedures
Funding needed for expansion, specifically student population growth projections
Middle School Capacity - One of the big items to come out of the recent rezoning process was the issue of overcrowding at some middle schools.
At the conclusion of the meeting, students, Superintendent Dr. Wright and Board President Esperanza Orosco agreed that adding social connection to in person classrooms such as everyone engaging in a discussion about good things is a way to encourage social connection during a pandemic.