HCISD sets dates for 2022 bond public forums

By Brittany Anderson

Hays CISD Board of Trustees is holding two public forums regarding a $115 million, four-item bond package that is being considered for the May 2022 ballot.

The bond package is focused on the continued growth of HCISD. The items being proposed for the bond include an academic support center, construction for elementary school #16, design fees for elementary school #17 and 55 school buses.

The first public forum will take place on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Lehman High School cafeteria. The second public forum will take place on Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Kunkel Room at the Historic Buda Elementary School.

Beginning in August 2021, the FBOC (Facilities and Bond Oversight Committee) held a series of meetings to discuss the need for a future bond election. During its Dec. 1 meeting, the committee reached a consensus on what to recommend for the package.

During the Dec. 13 board meeting, trustees unanimously approved to continue the bond development process regarding FBOC’s recommendations, part of which includes holding public forums.

The board may decide to call for the bond election during the Jan. 31 business meeting, or at a special meeting prior to Feb. 18, the statutory deadline to call for an election. If called, voters in the district will decide whether to approve the bond on May 7.

The board and FBOC also created an online way to comment about the bond election if you are unable to attend either public forum. Visit www.hayscisd.net/bond2022 to provide feedback online or for more information about the proposed bond.

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Brittany Anderson graduated from Texas State University in August 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She previously worked at KTSW 89.9, Texas State University's radio station, for nearly two years in the web content department as a writer and assistant manager. She has reported for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch since July 2021.

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