Holliday ISD Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee Meets
Updated November 13, 2012 Final report attached.
November 13, 2012
The Holliday ISD Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee presented their final report to the Board at the Regular Board Meeting on November 12, 2012. All committee members were present. The Board expressed their appreciation for the hard work and dedication shown by the committee.
The Holliday ISD Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee met on September 26 and reviewed revisions to facilities options and set priorities for future needs. The committee will meet once more on October 17th before presenting their recommendations to the HISD Board of Trustees in November.
The Holliday ISD Long-Range Facilities Committee met on September 12th and studied options for meeting the needs of Holliday ISD students in the future. The committee also received preliminary costs estimate and rough drafts of potential facility floor plans and renovation plans. The Committee will meet again on September 26th and begin finalizing their recommendations to the Holliday ISD Board of Trustees to be presented in November.
The HISD Long-Range Facilities Committee met on July 31 and created a list of facility needs based on the information the committee has gathered during it's previous meetings. The committee also created a list of options for feed back on estimated costs. The committee will reconvene on September 12th.
The HISD Long-Range Facilities Committee met on July 10th 2012 and heard presentations on bonds and bonding capacity and facilities design and estimated costs. The committee also examined district demographic data. See attached minutes:
The HISD Long-Range Facilities Committee met on June 26th 2012 and heard from Department Heads on program facility needs see attached minutes.
June 12, 2012 Meeting
The Holliday ISD Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee met for the second time on Tuesday June 12th. Superintendent Kevin Dyes presented the committee with their charge approved by the Holliday ISD Board of Trustees: “The Holliday ISD Long Range Facilities Planning Committee is charged with developing a long-range facilities plan that recommends and prioritizes building projects based on student and community needs, with an understanding of district resources.” The committee has tentatively scheduled a series of eight meetings to accomplish this task.
The second meeting focused on the discussion of instructional needs, additional learning opportunities and the additional space needed to accommodate all of the students from the elementary, middle school and high school. Because the elementary school is the newest of the three facilities, special attention was given to the needs of the middle school and high school at this time with the understanding that many of the resources available are shared by all three campuses, and ultimately benefit the elementary students. The principals of the middle and high school, as well as elementary school representative Aniece Anderson, were in attendance to present their wants and needs, as well as to answer questions from the committee.
While the lists were long, the committee was able to get a clear view of immediate needs, such as roof repairs at the high school where water leaks have become not only a nuisance but a safety hazard and a PA system that is unable to be heard by all students when important announcements are being made. Other items discussed were new science labs, a technology upgrade to make the campuses WiFi capable, and the development of a computer lab or mobile lab that would allow more curriculum options to all of the students. Additionally the committee learned of the condition of the parking lots, the athletic track, and the carpet in the elementary gym. It was very clear that in terms of space important educational time is lost as scheduling is centered on all three campuses sharing one gym, and the space limitations in the band program.
To better understand the needs of the district, the committee has scheduled their next meeting for Tuesday, June 12th at 6:30 p.m. to tour the campuses and make assessments and to prioritize the urgency to be placed on these items. Additional interviews will be conducted with support staff in the areas of maintenance, transportation, food service, agriculture, band, athletics, and technology.
The Holliday ISD Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee met Thursday May 17th at the Elementary cafeteria to receive the committee’s charge from the HISD Board of Trustees, organize as a committee and begin their work.
Douglas Lindeman , Board President and David Bedingfield , Board Secretary thanked the members for volunteering to serve and presented the Board’s charge to the committee which states: “The Holliday ISD Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee is charged with developing a long-range facilities plan that recommends and prioritizes building projects based on student and community needs with and understanding of district resources.”
Volunteering to serve on the committee was open to any parent or community member of Holliday ISD and recruitment was conducted through local media and the district website. The committee members are: Jamie Alexander, Steve Ahrens, Nicki Bomer, Stacia Boyd, Kathy Bullard, Sheila Davis, James Elms, Chris Gravitt, Brad Hardin, Stacie Kidd, Christy Koski, Kristi Lawson, Donna Reynolds, Michele Schrandt, Ginger Shirley and Barry Wright. Serving in an advisory role on the committee are Holliday ISD administrators Kara Fluty, Kelly Carver, Shannon Owen and Kevin Dyes.
The committee selected officers which are as follows: Brad Hardin – Pres., Sheila Davis – VP, Donna Reynolds – Sec., and Nicki Bomer – Reporter. Dale Thomas of ESC 9 will serve as the moderator for the committee. The members discussed future meeting dates and topics. The committee set their next meeting date for June 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary cafeteria. The principals will present future needs and goals for student instruction. The meetings are open to the public.