Representing a cross-section of the community, the district’s Facility Advisory Committee met throughout July with nearly 50 members. Parents, grandparents, alumni, LOISD staff, retirees, business owners, elected officials, and law enforcement all offered unique perspectives as the group worked to identify potential needs and determine a recommendation for the Board of Trustees regarding a possible bond election. After touring district facilities, reviewing demographic data, learning about school finance and LOISD’s historical tax rate, and speaking with administration about academic focus and long-range plans, committee members reached consensus on a list of prioritized needs. The group then presented its recommendation to the Board on Aug. 2, and Trustees held a special meeting Aug. 5 to call the November election.

“I sincerely appreciate the service of our Facility Advisory Committee and want to thank each and every member for helping us prepare for the future,” said Superintendent Janee Carter. “The proposal that was recommended and called, if approved, could increase academic and career training options, as well as reduce overcrowding in athletic facilities and provide space for additional community partnerships and enrollment growth.”

View the Facility Advisory Committee’s recommendation.