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Where are we now

  • As a result of the extensive work of the Facilities Steering Committee throughout the 2019-2020 school year, a $35.1 million bond election was called for May 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the election was postponed to November 2020. Due to the the continued uncertainty of the economy, the November election was subsequently cancelled.

    In the Spring of 2021, a new Facilities Steering Committee was called together to assess the continued facility needs within GISD.  All meetings are special-called Board meetings and are open to the public for observation. Meetings will be held at the Gainesville Junior High library at 6pm on May 11, June 1, and June 15.

Facilities Steering Committee Purpose

  • The Gainesville ISD Facilities Steering Committee will serve in a temporary advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees and Administration to:

    • Consider the educational needs of all students and align with the district’s mission, vision and goals
    • Represent the entire community, its values and perceptions in the facility-planning process
    • Assess and prioritize the district’s current and long-term facility needs, including new construction, renovations and capital improvements
    • Bring forward recommendations to the Board of Trustees as to how to address the district’s facility needs, including what should be included and how much money should be requested in a possible bond election

    The committee will engage in discussions about:

    • Demographic Reports and Enrollment Projections
    • Existing Facility Conditions
    • Grade Alignment
    • School Finance
    • Bonding Capacity & Impact of a Potential Bond
    • Building Needs, Potential Solutions & Cost Analysis
    • Results of Community Survey
    • Priorities for Gainesville ISD Facilities

    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

    The Facilities Steering Committee (FSC) process is designed to be open and transparent. All FSC meetings will be posted as Board meetings and will be open to the public. Non-committee members in attendance are invited to sit in the designated section for visitors and to listen, but not verbally participate. The non-committee members are encouraged to submit their questions and/or comments in writing on note cards that will be available at each meeting. Those questions and comments will be shared with the committee members and the Board of Trustees. Answers will be communicated via email to guests who provide an email address on the note card.

Committee Members

  • Amy Allen
    Ted Beal
    Kelly Cain
    Sharon Carpenter
    Renee Carter
    Ana Casillas
    Jamie Colwell
    Jock Conner
    Lorelei Corona
    Crystal Davidson
    Joe Denney
    Julie Dibley
    Dan Doss
    Karen Giles
    Dee Dee Godi
    Amber Graham
    Torrey Henderson
    Michael Henry
    Tera Henry
    Kitie Hermes
    Danielle Keefer
    Nathan Kemp
    Rachell  Leach
    Johnny Leftwich
    Bevin Malkowski
    Karen Manuel
    Tommy Moore
    Maria Nava
    Jason Olsson
    Martin Phillips
    Rachel Pickett
    Vickie Thomas
    Justin Thompson
    Morgan Tobias
    Jennifer Diane Turner
    Rebecca Vaughn
    Thomas Vaughn
    Katie White
    Roger Woodruff