Inside GISD: The Superintendent's Report

Posted by Fred Brent on 1/9/2018 5:10:00 PM

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Howdy!



As you likely already know, Georgetown is becoming a destination community. People love to live here because we have a beautiful city, strong schools and a healthy economy. You don’t have to go very far to see that new businesses and housing developments are popping up almost overnight.


It goes without saying, but this growth has an impact on our schools and classrooms. New residents to our community often mean new students enrolling in GISD, and we are continually and thoughtfully looking ahead to prepare for our growth.

In GISD, one of our core beliefs is that community engagement enhances the educational experiences of our students. Because of that belief, the Board of Trustees charged me as superintendent with facilitating a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to evaluate the possible need for renovating existing district facilities, as well as the possible need for constructing new facilities. To do this, the CAC will study GISD demography reports, current facilities, educational programs, and other data relevant to providing quality educational opportunities for all students.

The CAC will ultimately provide facility and equipment recommendations to the GISD Board of Trustees. Depending on what the CAC recommends, the GISD Board of Trustees may or may not decide to call for a bond election for the fall of 2018. This is a significant moment for our district because, while we know we are growing, we acknowledge that we have current challenges with some of the facilities and space we have available. As reflected in our core belief, we know that the voice of our community is critically important to this process and to the future of GISD. We want the CAC to represent all district stakeholders, including parents, district staff, civic and business leaders, as well as community members who live within the district. If you are able to give your time to this effort, I encourage you to consider serving on this very important committee.

We are currently seeking volunteers for the CAC who are willing to meet monthly beginning in March of 2018. If you are interested, please complete the online form at georgetownisd.org/CAC. If you have any questions about the committee, its responsibilities, or the process, please contact the GISD Communications Office at 512-943-5000 or email communityrelations@georgetownisd.org.

On behalf of GISD, I sincerely thank our community for your continued support as we empower and inspire every learner to lead, grow and serve. I will provide more updates as we move forward with this process.



Thanks,



Fred Brent


GISD Superintendent of Schools

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