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Community Focused Committee

How did Monahans-Wickett-Pyote ISD determine the bond projects?

communityIn 2015, the District engaged Parkhill Smith & Cooper to perform an extensive assessment of all of the district’s facilities. This assessment included 5-year and 6 to 20-year cost projections to address safety and security, educational adequacy, growth and capital renewal.

In September 2018, the Community Focused Committee, a 21-member group of concerned citizens, was formed to address the needs of the district and study the possibility of calling for a bond to address these needs.  This committee was presented the 2015 Facilities Assessment and discovered that in order to simply upgrade district facilities to current educational standards the cost would be $79.2 million.  However, this amount would not address future needs/concerns.  The committee was focused on providing district facilities which would meet the needs of today’s learners, as well as those being served over the next 40-50 years.

After five months of concentrated work, the Community Focused Committee presented a final proposal to the Monahans-Wickett-Pyote ISD Board of Trustees which best met the group’s desire to address future generations of students and their prioritized list of the following needs:

  • Safety and security of students and staff
  • Potential growth due to economic dynamics
  • Modernization of classroom space
  • Aging facilities

Based upon this proposal, the MWPISD Board of Trustees unanimously called for a bond election during their regular meeting of January 21, 2019.