The NBISD Long-Range Facility Planning Committee (LRFPC) presented their draft of a 10-year Facility Master Plan to the Board of Trustees on June 19 during the regular monthly board meeting.

The plan encompasses the current and projected facility projects being built under the 2018 and 2021 Bond Programs and future needs. The plan also incorporates the projected enrollment and other facilities to be considered in future bond programs.

The LRFPC evaluated the current land inventory, the status of the current bond programs, and the demographer’s report while developing the plan. Additionally, they reviewed how older buildings are being repurposed and options to address growth.

Ultimately, they created a list of possible future facilities, identified priority projects for future bond programs, and projected needs beyond 2027. Their plan also identifies two future bond programs in 2024 and 2027 that may be needed based on facility needs and enrollment projects.

“The committee members were diligent in their efforts and were able to come up with a plan that provides a vision for NBISD and puts students first,” said Dr. Clint McLain, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations. “They worked collaboratively to develop a plan that was also cost-effective and reduced the necessity to rezone as much as possible. We applaud them for their work and help to develop this important plan.”

The 21-member committee of staff members, parents, and community members began meeting in October and finalized their plan in May. They plan to reconvene twice a year to update the plan based on demographic data.