At a special board meeting on Monday, August 23, the Blanco Board of Trustees ordered a bond election to be held on November 2, 2010, to have voters elect to support or oppose the issuance of $8.835 million in school building bonds for various improvements throughout the District.
The order is the culminating result of a facility study by architect Randy Fromberg, who was first commissioned to conduct the study by the Board in August 2009. Fromberg’s study identified facility needs at all three campuses as well as district-wide. The study was based upon enrollment and demographic analyses, a needs assessment, and a review of existing facilities.
During the summer of 2010, a 19-member Citizens Advisory Committee met to consider the facility study, and make recommendations to the Board as appropriate. During these summer meetings, the Committee and Fromberg worked together to design a renovation of the historical building that met both the elementary school’s need for additional classrooms and a community need to provide an answer as to the future of the historical building.
At the August 9 regular Board meeting, the Committee recommended that the Board call for a bond election to address the needs of the District’s facility study.