The GCISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously for a bond election to be held May 7, 2016. The election, for a bond package totaling $248,975,000; impacts every campus in the district and address growth and facility improvements for students in four main areas:
This bond package was developed by a Facility Innovation and Readiness Stakeholder Team (FIRST) who studied and prioritized ways to create the best possible learning environment for GCISD students. This facility planning team comprised of parents, community constituents, and campus and district staff met for over seven months to consider the district’s financial position and strategic plan as it relates to programs for students, facilities, infrastructure, technology, security, etc. This process was open and transparent. FIRST members studied over 3,000 line items of proposed facility projects and worked to prioritize what they deemed most important into a final recommendation that was presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration.