Northside ISD is the "Destination District" in Bexar County for families who want their children in high-quality schools. Today, over 50 percent of all the new homes that are built in Bexar County are built in Northside.
The growth in Northside continues to be a challenge. The District grew by almost 2,500 students this year and is expected to continue growing at that pace for the foreseeable future. In the last eleven years, Northside has opened 41 new schools and constructed classroom additions at multiple existing schools. Even with an incredible building program, Northside simply does not have enough classroom space for all students expected in the future.
Another bond issue is necessary to build classrooms to accommodate all students and to address additional needs, including renovations to existing schools so that we maintain the quality of educational services and meet the expectations of our taxpayers and parents. A recent survey of parents and employees shows great interest in another bond program.
Northside ISD believes in the guidance and transparency of the 2014 Citizens' Bond Committee which is undertaking an important challenge. The formation of this Committee is the next step in developing a bond proposal that would be put before Northside voters.
The Committee involves hundreds of Northside citizens who represent 115 schools and business and community interests. Also represented are students, senior citizens, teachers, elected officials, and members of the 2010 Citizens' Bond Advisory Committee.
The Committee will be charged with developing the bond proposal that will eventually be presented to the Board of Trustees for its consideration. While the School Board has not called for a bond election, it is likely that the Board will consider one in spring 2014.
The Committee will look at construction of new schools and renovations and additions to existing schools. They will explore technology, security and safety issues, school bus needs, infrastructure and roofing concerns and sites for new schools.
The Citizens’ Bond Committee will meet over the next two months to learn about the challenges facing Northside and to formulate a bond proposal.
Please review the materials that will be posted to this site frequently. All materials that are used at the Bond Committee meetings will also be posted here for public review.