MISD to recommend creation of Bond Advisory Committee

MISD to recommend creation of Bond Advisory Committee

Group would provide oversight of projects if bond passes

October 10, 2023 — Midland ISD is pursuing a $1.4 billion bond that would build new Midland and Legacy high school facilities, a new elementary school and enhance safety and security districtwide, among other measures.

If passed, the bond will not be a “set it and forget it” process. 

MISD administration is recommending to the board the formation of a Bond Advisory Committee to oversee all projects. The purpose is to provide the community with accountability and transparency as bond-funded projects progress. 

This oversight committee will meet quarterly to receive updates on construction and project timelines, project costs, financial reports and communication and marketing efforts to communicate the ongoing work until each project is completed. 

Updates will be presented at least annually to the Bond Planning Committee, a collection of about 100 community and MISD staff members and students whose efforts this year formulated a bond proposal, which the Board of Trustees approved in August for public vote in this year’s general election. The Board will receive updates from administration throughout the process, as well as a final report from the Bond Advisory Committee upon completion of all projects.

In addition, the district would work with an outside project manager to oversee the work taking place including staying on top of timelines, providing financial oversight, and moving the construction forward.

SAVE THE DATES

The last day to register to vote is today (Tuesday, Oct. 10), and the registration process can be started at co.midland.tx.us/369/Register-to-Vote.

Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 23, and runs through Friday, Nov. 3. 

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7.

More information about voting in this year’s election can be found on the Midland County Elections Office website: co.midland.tx.us/967/Current-Elections.

More information about Proposition A can be found at midlandbond2023.com.

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Media Relations Contact:
Trevor Hawes
Communications Specialist
432-240-1044 | trevor.hawes@midlandisd.net