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Efficiency & Resource Management

The Efficiency and Resource Management Task Force has three sub-committees:

  1. Bond Planning: Purpose of this committee is to utilize a 10-year facilities study and needs assessment data to analyze and recommend short, mid and long-term bond and facility efforts.
  2. Boundary Analysis and Re-Zoning: Purpose of the committee is to develop and enact regulations, review current attendance zones and recommend boundary adjustments.
  3. Digital Ecosystem: Purpose of this committee is to develop a Technology Plan, analyze and recommend appropriate instructional support for technology and infrastructures.
  4. Tax Ratification Election: Purpose of the committee is to provide our Board and leadership team with insight on the impacts of a potential Tax Ratification Election (TRE).
Meeting Dates
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Leaders: Dr. Greg Bonewald, Frances Koch, Lisa Blundell
Date Time Location Documents
Tuesday, October 29 4:00pm - 6:00pm Dr. Robert A Jaklich Conference Center, Room D
Wednesday, December 11 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Robert A Jaklich Conference Center, Room C
Wednesday, January 22 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Robert A Jaklich Conference Center, Room D 
 
Wednesday, March 4 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Robert A Jaklich Conference Center, Room C 
 
Leaders: Dr. Greg Bonewald, Tammy Nobles
Date Time Location
Tuesday, November 5 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Robert A Jaklich Conference Center, Room D
Wednesday, December 4 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Robert A Jaklich Conference Center, Room C
Wednesday, December 18 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Robert A Jaklich Conference Center, Room D
Wednesday, January 15 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Robert A Jaklich Conference Center, Room D
Thursday, January 23 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Robert A Jaklich Conference Center, Room D
Thursday, January 30 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Robert A Jaklich Conference Center, Room C
Leaders: TBD
VISD is in the budget planning process for the 2020-2021 year. Based on information presented to the Board of Trustees in June, the district has formed a TRE Task Force. The task force members will look at needs within the district, primarily facility maintenance and employee pay, and how a possible increase in VISD’s maintenance & operations tax rate could help to address those needs.
 
 
Leader: Dr. Greg Bonewald
Date Time Location
Monday, July 13 5:00pm - 7:00pm Virtual Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, July 15 5:00pm - 7:00pm Virtual Zoom Meeting
Boundary Analysis & Re-zoning/Bond Planning
Date Time Location Documents
Monday, September 23 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Robert A Jaklich Conference Center, Room D 
Friday, October 11 8:30am - 11:45am Facility Tours
 
Monday, October 14 1:30pm - 4:45pm Facility Tours
 
Monthly Meeting Overviews
This Task Force is comprised of three sub-committees: Boundary Analysis and Re-zoning, Bond Planning,
and Digital Ecosystem. The Boundary Analysis and Re-zoning and the Bond Planning groups held their
first meeting as a joint meeting on the afternoon of September 23. The meeting was well attended,
with 36 Task Force members present. Members of these sub-committees also participated in a facilities
tour of Schorlemmer and Smith Elementary, Cade and Stroman Middle School, and Memorial Stadium
on October 11 and October 14.
Boundary Analysis and Re-zoning: Things are about to really start moving swiftly with the work of this
Task Force. We had a productive meeting on November 5th that was attended by 24 Task Force
members. This meeting started with an update on the progress of our work with Templeton
Demographics. We spent the majority of the meeting time in small group and large group conversation
with Task Force members sharing perspectives on the issues they believed should be considered when
analyzing attendance boundaries and potentially changing boundaries. We finished the meeting by
conducting an exercise focused on defining consensus as a Task Force. The next meeting for this Task
Force is scheduled on December 4th from 3 – 5 p.m.

Efficiency and Resource Management Task Force: The Bond Planning Task Force held a meeting on
October 29th. There were 29 Task Force members in attendance for this meeting. The meeting started
with the sharing of reflections from the recent facility tours many Task Force members attended.
Participants were asked to share their key take-aways, what they were either surprised by or learned
from the tours and to identify their perceptions of the greatest facility challenges they saw. The group
then went through an exercise to determine their thoughts on the “Most Important Features of a
Quality School”, with a focus on this concept specific to school facilities. The Task Force also participated
in a presentation/dialogue with Huckabee architect, Mike Vermeeren, who shared with the group trends
in school facilities being designed today.
Bond Planning Task Force: The Bond Planning Task Force met on December 11th. This meeting included
an overview of the school funding process in Texas, the District’s tax rate history and the District’s past
bond history. Task Force members were also provided with step-by-step description of a typical bond
planning process. In addition, an update was given on the field progress of the current facilities
assessments being conducted by Huckabee Architects.
 
Boundary Analysis and Re-zoning: The Boundary Analysis and Re-zoning Task
Force met on December 4th to review initial findings from the demographic study conducted by
Templeton Demographics and to begin working through various boundary scenarios. The Task Force will
also be meeting on December 18th to continue to scenario plan potential re-zoning options. The
demographic study will also be presented at upcoming community forums scheduled to be held at the
VISD Fine Arts Center from 6 – 8 p.m. on February 11th and February 12th and for the Board of Trustees
work session, planned for February 20th
Campus Facilities Presentations
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Victoria ISD is working in partnership with Huckabee Architects and our Bond Planning Task Force to evaluate the needs of our district facilities. A series of virtual presentations were held over the past couple of weeks to highlight the needs at each particular campus/facility. These needs were determined based on in-person assessments and by talking with each campus-based leadership team.

We want input from our VISD parents, staff, and community members that will help our Bond Planning Task Force prioritize those needs. Your thoughts and questions will be used by the Task Force members to continue their work toward drafting recommendations for the VISD Board of Trustees to consider.

Please take some time to share your voice in this process by reviewing the presentation videos, campus report documents, and sharing your opinions in the Thoughtexchange. Links to these for each facility assessed are provided below:

Aloe: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Mission Valley: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Vickers: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Dudley: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

FW Gross: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Hopkins: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

O'Connor: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Chandler: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

DeLeon: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Rowland: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Liberty: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Patti Welder: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Crain: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Shields: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Smith: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Howell: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Stroman: Presentation Video
Detailed Campus Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Maintenance: Presentation Video
Detailed Facility Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Transportation: Presentation Video
Detailed Facility Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Memorial Stadium: Presentation Video
Detailed Facility Assessment
Thoughtexchange

Patti Welder Stadium: Presentation Video
Detailed Facility Assessment
Thoughtexchange