Over the past year, the Harts Bluff ISD Board of Trustees has been thoughtfully and strategically studying facility needs, growth and enrollment projections, school safety, community input, and a recommendation from the HBISD Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee.
The Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee was comprised of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. The Committee met for several months to analyze and study data including a district-wide facilities assessment, demographic projections, safety and security issues, teacher and staff feedback, school finances and community input. The Board moved forward with a slightly reduced version of the Committee’s recommended projects. With a unanimous vote, the Board called an $18,900,000 bond election to be held on May 6, 2023.
“We are appreciative of the hard work put forth by our stakeholders to plan a bond program that will serve our students and staff for many years to come,” said Dr. Bobby Rice, HBISD Superintendent of Schools. “Our number one priority is the safety and security of our students, and I think that is reflected in this bond program. In addition to safety, the classroom additions will also enable us to address overcrowding and accommodate enrollment growth.”