GCCISD

Community members are invited to the first of several meetings with Goose Creek officials over a new bond plan.

The first meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the GCCISD Transportation Center at Stallworth Stadium.

To register for the meetings, visit http://www.gccisd.net/page/BondPlanning.

Superintendent Randal O’Brien will kick off the meeting, welcoming everyone. Afterward, there will be an open discussion about the previous bond and then a presentation by district administrators. Then, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Beth Dombrowa, district spokeswoman, stressed this is not a board meeting, and no action will be taken. 

All presentations are expected to be posted to the district’s website next week at www.gccisd.net.

The school board has been discussing new options for another bond proposal ever since voters rejected their previous $437.5 million bond in May. 

A new proposal being considered, but not approved, consists of three propositions for a total of $324.7 million. This proposal has three propositions. One is for $238 million, a second proposition is $57.9 million and a third totals $28.3 million. 

The latest proposal includes most of the same items from the failed May bond such as the sixth junior school, a 17th elementary school, the purchase of new buses, replacing the San Jacinto Elementary school, a robotics practice arena, replacing fine arts equipment, plus many mechanical, plumbing and electrical needs. 

Other meetings are scheduled for July 19, July 26 and possibly July 31. 

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