Capital needs committee to question community about needs in Arlington schools

Posted Monday, Oct. 14, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
If you go Tuesday’s meeting 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 2000 Sam Houston Drive. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Lamar High School, 1400 Lamar Blvd. West. Wednesday’s meetings 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Bowie High School, 2101 Highbank Drive. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Arlington ISD Mac Bernd Professional Development Center, 1111 Arbrook Blvd.

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Arlington school district’s Capital Needs Steering Committee will conduct four community forums, with the first two coming Tuesday night.

The committee was created in September to provide recommendations to district trustees for future capital needs in facilities, technology, transportation and fine arts. The 38 committee members are reviewing demographic data and information, examining trends and reviewing the background on condition, adequacy and use of current Arlington school district facilities.

Two-hour sessions will be held at local high school cafeterias for attendees to complete questionnaires about what the district needs. Committee members will develop a facilities master plan and prioritize projects to be presented to the board at its first February meeting. If necessary, the board could then call for a 2014 bond, said Arlington schools spokeswoman Leslie Johnston.

Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos will open each dialogue with a discussion of the district’s Achieve Today. Excel Tomorrow. 2012-15 strategic plan.

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