In November, the Texas Association of School Boards On-Site Division presented to the Board of Trustees the results from its comprehensive assessment of Navasota ISD's facilities. The findings were focused on three major issues:
- Condition of the building infrastructure (roofs, mechanical systems, equipment and furnishings, foundations, etc.)
- Safety and security (security from intrusion, student drop-off and pick-up, surveillance, etc.)
- Capacity (the number of students that can reasonably be accommodated in the building).
These factors, in addition to the changing educational needs of our students, lead us to ask for the assistance of the community in planning for the improvement of our schools. A series of five meetings will be held over the next eight weeks to develop a plan. The first meeting of the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) will be an introductory meeting Dec. 19, to discuss the process, introduce the key participants, and set some general outlines of the plan. The second meeting of the PAC will be to respond to input, develop options, and look at cost projections. The third meeting, the committee will look at responses to surveys and determine current and future program options. The fourth meeting, the committee will narrow its focus to one option, prepare a budget plan, and develop a presentation for the school board. Finally, the fifth meeting will be to make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees.
The Planning Advisory Committee will comprised of a vast array of individuals, including parents, students, business representatives, school district representatives, and representatives from the Texas Association of School Boards and the SHW Group, specialists in school facility improvement. The school district is seeking representation from all areas of the community. Please contact Tim Seymore (936.825.4224) for more information.
Facilities Assessment, Fall 2013
Texas Association of School Boards On-Site Division
Demographic Study, Fall 2013