Obtaining different perspectives from the entire community was very important to the planning of this bond. Therefore, in the fall of 2017, KISD formed a citizen’s Bond Steering Committee, in which more than 100 citizens from a variety of geographic areas and backgrounds were invited to serve. Ultimately, a group of more than 40 parents and community members committed to helping Killeen ISD review facilities needs and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for a potential bond package.
The committee met four times for approximately 2-2.5 hours each and rotated locations throughout the district to see various campus types, ages and conditions first-hand. Members studied district facility age, condition and capacity, enrollment projections, financial data, potential project solutions and cost, and the results of a community-wide survey.
Meetings were open to the public, video recorded, and all meeting content was posted to www.KilleenISDBSC.org.
The committee used five grading criteria to evaluate and prioritize potential projects – benefit to students, urgency of need, alignment with KISD mission, benefit to community and equity. Upon completion of their analysis and prioritization of needs, members reached unanimous consensus on a recommendation to the Board of Trustees to call for a bond election for $426 million.Go to Committee site