The Citizen Bond Steering Committee was a group of community members selected by district staff and the Board of Trustees. The members were tasked with developing a bond proposal for recommendation to the board.

The committee members met for invitation-only work sessions to develop the proposed bond package. See below for recaps of each meeting and related materials.

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    Jan. 10 Board Special Meeting

    Bond Steering Committee Presentation

    The Garland ISD Citizen Bond Steering Committee co-chairs presented the committee recommendation to the Board of Trustees.

    Dec. 7 Recap

    Meeting #6

    Committee members voted on which projects to include in the proposed bond package. Their recommendations were submitted to the Board of Trustees.

    Nov. 30 Recap

    Meeting #5

    This session had members explore how finances within Garland ISD operate as well as the process of budgeting within our district. Work on prioritizing bond projects continued as members begin to finalize the package they will present to our Board of Trustees.

    Nov. 16 Recap

    Meeting #4

    During this meeting committee members were provided with details, including potential costs, of possible projects. They were also tasked with viewing video highlights regarding the projects. Their next step is to narrow down the desired projects using the project checklist.

    Watch Facilities Assessment Videos

    Nov. 12 Facilities tour

    Meeting #3

    The committee members toured buildings from the Long-range Facilities Master Plan. This tour was essential for the members as they saw the needs of our students and staff and got a better understanding of where the district stands as they began forming a bond package.

    Handout: Facilities Tour

    Oct. 26 Recap

    Meeting #2

    Members learned about the successful completion of the 2014 Bond and reviewed the long-range master facilities plan.

    Oct. 19 Recap

    Meeting #1

    Selected members from the tri-cities attended the steering committee kick-off session.

    Committee members

    The committee included selected community members, parents, students and district staff. Together they represented the wide diversity within the tri-cities. Committee members volunteered their time and we truly appreciate their commitment to shaping the future of our district.

    Tora Adams
    Brenda Aguillon
    Jean Alcaraz
    Rich Aubin
    Tracey Bergfield
    Leslie Bickerstaff
    Coleman Bruman
    Melvin Bullitt
    Doug Burnside
    Chris Burrow
    Brandon Butler
    Rita Cabello
    Justin Caraway
    Kaiana Carter
    Robert L. Christian
    Obi Chukwumah
    Michelle Coates
    Jonathan De La Garza
    Charlie Dean
    Mick Donnelly
    Rudy Fairley
    Willie Fears
    Mike Felix
    Joseph Figarelli
    Elvia Flores
    Michael Gallops
    Phil Gilbreath
    Sydna Gordon
    Benjamin Green
    Joe Harn
    Justina James
    Scott Johnson
    Andrew Johnson
    Chris Kizziar
    Michael Light
    Katie Lujan
    Jody Luna
    Stan Maige
    Jeanie Marten
    Johnny McCoy
    Victor McCray
    Ricky McNeal
    Brenda Monk
    Jarvis Morgan
    Jennifer Nguyen
    Syndi Nguyen
    Cliff Odenwald
    Julian Olalde
    Karina Olivares
    Tammi Omer
    Gary Overby
    Ida Perales
    Stanley Pollard
    Tom W. Poore
    Gilbert Prado
    Mark Quinn
    Pastor Wilfred Ramirez
    James Reed
    Jed Reed
    Charles René
    Debbi Richards
    Mark Roberts
    Bryan Robinson
    Blanca Sanchez
    Nicole Scott
    Becky Sebastian
    David L. Smith
    Troy G. Smith
    Denise Spell
    David Sutton
    Tony Torres
    Kevin Torris
    John W. Washington
    Tamra Williams
    Matt Yeager
    Emily Zoog


    Ian Bales (RHS )
    Ruben Estrada (SGHS )
    Chance Groothius (GRCTC )
    Best Julia (NFHS )
    Trinity Lewis (LCHS )
    Godspower Nwawuihe (NGHS )
    Jennifer Villarreal (GHS )
    Bella Zitzelberger (SHS )

    Staff facilitators

    Carmen Blakey 
    Lakisha Culpepper 
    Ron Griffen 
    Babetta Hemphill 
    Don Hernandez 
    Jose Mata 
    Brandy Mayo 
    Shauntell Moore 
    Elise Mosty 
    Javier Solis 
    Trang Vo 

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