Community meetings scheduled to share design concepts and site plans for 2012 bond schools

Editor’s note: The story has updated to reflect that the community meeting at Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion School has been postponed to a later date that has yet to be scheduled.

The Houston Independent School District has scheduled two additional community meetings to discuss the progress being made within the 2012 bond program, which will renovate or rebuild 40 schools to create 21st century facilities.

The meetings for Sterling High School and Parker Elementary are part of the district’s commitment to host at least three community meetings for each bond campus during the different phases of the building program: planning, design and construction.

This will be the third community meeting for Sterling, and the second for Parker in a process designed to encourage collaboration and participation. The goal is to present the work done so far in the design process and to share site plans, exterior drawings, final designs and construction schedules.

Input from the community meetings is used to guide the work of each school’s Project Advisory Team, which is made up of teachers, staff, administrators, students and community members. The team provides recommendations on all phases of the projects, which will undergo a final scope-to-budget review before construction begins.

The meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m

Tuesday, November 18 Sterling High School
11625 Martindale Road
Monday, December 15 Parker Elementary School
10626 Atwell