Capital Planning Steering Committee to begin work in November

HISD has named 25 parents and community members to serve on the 2021-2022 Capital Planning Steering Committee — an independent citizen’s committee that’s expected to begin meeting in November.

The committee is charged with providing strategic direction, feedback, and guidance to the district as it prepares to address capital needs identified in the 2021 facilities assessment.

Members will help HISD develop a framework for the future that ensures all students have equitable access to modern, innovative, and safe learning spaces that help them grow and thrive.

“We’re grateful to have so many dedicated and passionate volunteers who believe in our students and are willing to dedicate their time and expertise to this effort as we work to ensure equity and success for all students,” Superintendent Millard House  said.

House appointed members to the committee based on recommendations from a panel of senior district administrators who were tasked with reviewing applications. The appointees were among 50 candidates who applied for the position.

Special preference was given to:

  • Candidates with expertise in building design, engineering, construction, construction project management, safety and security, and finance
  • Candidates who are active representative business or community organizations in the district
  • Candidates who have children enrolled in the district and are active in a parent-teacher organization

Members will meet monthly — and more often, if needed — from November through April. Meetings are tentatively scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month except January, which will be postponed by one week due to the winter holiday.

For more information about the steering committee, visit Throughout the steering committee process, updates will be posted to both the website and the @Build_HISD twitter account.