6:30 PM - 8:00 PM MS Open House
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM HS Open House
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Elem Open House/Orientation
7:15 PM School Board Meeting
7:00 PM School Board Meeting
$12,390,000 0 Mill Increase Over 2013
Provides District-Wide Remodeling, Secure Entry Vestibules, Instructional Technology and Public Restroom/Team Building
$1,670,000 0 Mill Increase Over 2013
Additional Technology Infrastructure and Instructional Equipment
Are these upgrades really necessary?
Yes. Remodeling will address our most critical building needs in order to improve functionality and meet current safety requirements. Improvements will also reduce energy costs and help put more of our operational budget toward education.
What's included in technology?
Technology infrastructure will create the backbone with wireless capacity so computers and individual devices can be used throughout the buildings. Technology equipment in Proposal 1 will replace outdated equipment. Technology in Proposal 2 will provide every student with access to a computer for educational purposes.
Why are we buying technology on a long term bond?
Instructional technology equipment items are expensive for a school district to purchase out of the operational fund. Although they're purchased with a bond, they'll be paid for in the first 5 years of the bond.
Why is this important to me? I don't have kids in school.
These proposals uphold our investment in our facilities and keep our schools, community and property values strong.
Didn't we just approve a bond to fix up our buildings?
The last bond was 9 years ago. We need to continue to take care of our facilities. This is a 10-year plan to keep our school buildings in good order.
What are the goals/expected outcomes? Why consider this?
Our technology initiative will level the playing field enabling all students to think critically, be creative and have the courage to fail as they become college, career and community ready.
A successful student is one who can tell you what they know, explain and support their understanding and continue to self-educate throughout life.
How do we support these devices after they are here?
We also know that we will need to have people who can support our staff with individualized, on the spot Professional Development and with helping students transition (especially the younger ones) to a new learning environment. How this is developed and implemented is part of the process after the bond is passed and will be done by the Education Technology Action Committee (ETAC).
How do we make certain Staff is ready to implement?
How do we pick the right device for the right grade level?
How and when do we rollout and our devices?Where, when, how, prep work before, repair, warranty, updates after, maintenance, connection and the myriad of small technology issues that happen will need to be discussed and planned for with KRESA and VBISD as that time gets nearer.
How do we make sure the initiative is effective?
How do we decide who gets what, when?
How will we sustain this cycle?
Is anyone else in our area doing this?Other districts in the area currently implementing or have implemented a similar initiative include:
What will this bond issue accomplish?
Safety: Secured entry vestibule, Fire alarm system upgrades, Phone system upgrades with emergency response, Emergency lighting upgrades, Security cameras
Technology: Technology infrastructure including wireless, Classroom instructional equipment
Remodeling: Window upgrades for energy efficiency, Lighting upgrades for energy/efficiency, Restroom improvements, Replace doors and hardware, Heating, ventilation, and fresh air upgrades, Electrical power upgrades for technology, Parking lot improvements
Athletic Upgrade: Public restroom/team building to be located at Falan Field