The Planning Process
In 2015, Ysleta ISD launched a long-range facility plan addressing every student and every teacher at every campus. A lot has happened in the past few years - The District has proceeded as pledged during the YISD Bond 2015 campaign. Our newest schools feature flexible learning spaces, enhanced technology, environmentally friendly features, and co-location. In the past 4 years, we have renovated, upgraded, expanded, or constructed new schools in every learning community. The recently completed Del Valle and Mission Valley Combo School, Bel Air Middle School, Thomas Manor elementary school, Bel Air High School Sports Complex, Ysleta High School Fine Arts Center, and the extensive renovation of Eastwood High School are just SOME of the examples of transformation happening in our district.
We promised, and we delivered on the goals of those projects being occupied on time, and of high quality. 100% of the completed projects utilized local labor, which helps to solidify our local economy while building needed infrastructure for the district.
THE BOND 2019 is a continuation of that plan set forward in 2015 - upholding the goal of providing safe and innovative learning opportunities across the entire district.
In May of 2019, a Facility Advisory Committee was formed to review the Long-Range Facility Plan and present their recommendations to the Board of Trustees. They did this through the following lens: students remain central to all discussions, and decisions would be anchored to innovative, engaging, safe, and equitable educational experiences for all students.
This 80 member committee, comprised of parents, grandparents, community leaders, business owners, educators, and taxpayers, spent 4 months reviewing and analyzing current facilities, the implementation of 2015 bond projects, potential tax impact, and the immediate and long term needs of the district to create a comprehensive plan for ensuring safety, equity, and excellence across the entire district. Through those efforts, the Facility Advisory Committee recommended a $425 million bond package, and the Ysleta ISD Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the committee.