It’s hard to believe that October is already here. Fall break begins next Thursday afternoon with an early release, a sign that we have completed 8 full weeks of the 2018-2019 school year. It is our hope that both students and staff use this time to recharge and return ready to finish the semester strong.
As you know by now, the board called for a bond election in November. Since early September, I have had the opportunity to talk to more than 1,500 people and 35 groups including staff, civic organizations, and parent and community groups to inform them about the two propositions. These presentations have produced great questions. To keep you fully informed, we are including these items in our online FAQs. Today, we added 10 questions and answers related to how the bond will accommodate for growth and facilities within the district.
Community presentations continue next week, and I invite you to join us to learn more. You can also send us questions via Let’s Talk, and we’ll get you a prompt response.
I want to keep you informed as we continue to address questions that come from these presentations. Look for updates from me weekly between now and the election on November 6. Additionally, we will be sharing information via Twitter, and you can follow the hashtag #2018GISDBond.
In order to be eligible to vote in the Georgetown ISD bond election, individuals must be a registered voter who resides within the school district boundaries. Your voice is as loud as your vote, and the deadline to register to vote is October 9. Voter registration applications can be completed online. Applications are also available at every GISD campus, the GISD Administration Building on Lakeway Drive or you can pick one up at the local Post Office, Public Library or DPS office.
I believe it’s our civic duty to vote and model democracy in action for our students. Therefore, I encourage you to exercise your right to vote. I will see you at the polls!