Come out for a ‘Community Conversation’ on 2012 proposed bond


Anyone looking to find out more about the school district’s proposed 2012 $1.89 billion bond proposal should come to one of Thursday’s “Community Conversations,” at Austin High School (1700 Dumble) or the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th Street).

The sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and will include a presentation followed by a question-and-answer session.

Hundreds of people have already turned out for the eight sessions held at schools across the district, including dozens who showed up to ask questions at Booker T. Washington High School and Davis High Schools, both of which would be rebuilt under the plan.

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Parents got to hear from their trustees and district officials, who answered questions about everything from when construction would start to how community members could stay involved throughout the design and building of the schools.

On Thursday, in addition to getting information about specific schools, you’ll get to hear about how the bond would improve safety and technology at all campuses, renovate middle school bathrooms and upgrade athletic facilities.

In all, 38 schools would be included in the bond. The work proposes:

  • Providing new campuses for 20 high schools
  • Partially replacing 4 high schools
  • Renovating 4 high schools
  • Converting 5 elementary schools into K-8 campuses
  • Building 3 new elementary school campuses
  • Replacing/completing 2 new middle school campuses

For those who can’t attend, the Hattie Mae White session will be broadcast live on HISD TV, Comcast cable channel 18, and AT&T Uverse channel 99.