El Paso ISD officials are holding meetings to gather community input for six campus construction projects funded through the 2016 Bond.
The Community Design Meetings will give the community an opportunity to interact with architects to discuss designs options.
“Every meeting will include the programming details, overall budget, design and construction timeline and a tentative site plan,” Margaux Dalbin, bond outreach coordinator. “Each meeting will also have different design exercises to provide further community input.”
The committee is looking for their thoughts on courtyards and outdoor spaces, the look and materials of building exteriors and site plan preferences. At the end of the design phase, design gallery walkthroughs will give the school communities an opportunity to see the final product.
“We value community input and want to know what teachers, student and parents want to see in their school. We want them to take ownership and pride in the final product,” Dalbin said. “We will also continue to engage our School Project Committees throughout the duration of the bond projects.”
Henderson/Clardy and the Irvin High School communities met earlier this week with significant participation from those communities.
“I want to find out what is going to happen to these schools and how they’re going to affect my nieces and nephews,” said Lorena Gonzalez, who has family members attending both Henderson and Clardy. “What I saw looked very nice … very modern. I think it will be an improvement.
- El Paso High School: Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Austin High School: Oct. 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
For information about Bond projects or to give further input, email firstname.lastname@example.org