SISD Bond 2017 - Promises Made, Promises Kept Ensuring equitable learning environments and opportunities for students across the district
On Nov. 7, 2017, the Socorro Independent School District community approved the passing of a $448.5 million Bond to address continuing growth and improvements to existing facilities in Team SISD.
To form Bond 2017, a 30 member Facilities Advisory Committee representing a diverse group of stakeholders met over the summer of 2017 to review district demographics and the current state of existing facilities.
The committee recommended a list of prioritized projects in Bond 2017 in respect of the district’s taxpayers and based on educational impact, equity, and stakeholder input. The final proposal included the reconstruction of Socorro High School, the construction a two new elementary schools and one middle school, high school improvements at Montwood, El Dorado and Americas high schools, multi-purpose rooms at 16 elementary schools, athletic improvements as well as developments to enhance and maintain SISD support services.
“I am grateful for the tremendous support from the community, parents, volunteers, employees, and Partners in Education, who understand the importance of staying on top of facility needs for our students and district as a whole,” said Superintendent Dr. José Espinoza. “It takes a team to educate a child and I am proud that SISD has a strong team of supporters to help us build, expand, and improve so that every student can succeed.”
Team SISD will work efficiently, responsibly, and transparently to build new schools and improve existing facilities for students and employees. To ensure and promote communication and accountability surrounding all elements within Bond 2017, SISD will form a 14-member Bond Accountability Committee. The committee will meet quarterly to review Bond 2017 project status and updates until the finalization of all projects.