From Laura Kunz of the Austin Independent School District:
As leaders within the Austin community, we’d appreciate your attendance at and your help in sharing information with members of your community about AISD’s upcoming Facility Master Plan Community Meetings. Attached please find a flyer with details about the two Community Meetings taking place January 12 and 13 as well as draft content for inclusion in a newsletter or on a website for your use as needed.
AISD and the Facility Master Plan Task Force are hosting the two Community Meetings to gather further input from the public on facility options to address the immediate and future needs of the District and its students. The meetings are a critical step in the process that began in March 2010 to develop a comprehensive Facility Master Plan. The plan will enable the District to reduce operating costs by achieving greater facility efficiency while being responsive to changes in student enrollment. With budget constraints across the District, developing a plan that guides efficient and effective use of District facility resources into the future is an important part of maintaining AISD’s fiscal responsibility to its taxpayers.
Every AISD campus will be impacted by the plan, and feedback from members of the entire AISD community is critical to ensuring the recommendations that shape the plan have taken into consideration the needs of AISD students, parents, teachers, and staff. The final Facility Master Plan will include recommendations for new schools and additions, building replacements, renovation, consolidation, repurposing, attendance zones, and vertical alignment to be implemented over a 10-year period.
At the Community Meetings, the public will be asked to give feedback on possible options being considered for the Facility Master Plan. The options, developed by the Facility Master Plan Task Force — a 70-member group of AISD staff and teachers, parents, and community members — will include recommendations for specific elementary, middle and high school campuses. For anyone not able to attend the Community Meetings, there will be an opportunity to provide input on the Facility Master Plan website starting Wednesday, January 12 through Monday, January 17.
For comprehensive information about the Facility Master Plan process, please visit http://www.dejongrichter.com/projects/austin-independent-school-district/ also accessible by clicking on the Facility Master Plan link on the home page of www.AustinISD.org.
Thanks in advance for your help in sharing this information with others in the community and for your support of the Austin Independent School District.