The Pasadena ISD has launched a new facilities study plan to review current facilities and the needs for the next five to 10 years, District Superintendent Dr. Kirk Lewis announced.
Dr. Lewis said the study conforms to the district's new Strategic Plan and serves as a necessary step to keep school district facilities in the proper condition to meet students' needs.
The plan will be formulated by a committee made up of community members, business leaders, parents and staff members. The committee will look at current student capacity, building conditions, technology needs, transportation needs and future trends and will then make recommendations to the district as to steps that should be taken to keep the district aligned with community and student needs.
"Our district is much like our homes," Dr. Lewis said. "We have to take care of the day-to-day maintenance in a timely manner so that we are good stewards."
Dr. Lewis said that most facility items, including large-ticket technology and transportation purchases, cannot be paid for out of the district's Maintenance and Operations budget.
We always want our facilities to meet the needs of our students and staff as we prepare our students to be accomplished, self-directed, and collaborative citizen scholars in our community," Dr. Lewis said.