Bond committee tackles department needs, high schools – Odessa American

Department needs and high school configurations were discussed by the Ector County ISD bond planning committee.

The total of department needs would be $161,552,636. This would include career and technical education, $78,552,636, transportation, $12,890,000; fine arts, $15,180,000; athletics, $9,130,000; and technology, $45,800,000.

Transportation, fine arts, athletics and technology presented Thursday night at Odessa High School. CTE presented at the last bond planning committee meeting.

Superintendent Scott Muri said a community survey will be conducted by Baselice & Associates Inc. of Austin in the next couple of weeks. Muri said the district will meet with the firm Monday to go through questions with them and the calls will start the last week in October-first week in November.

In the discussion of high schools, or a check for understanding, the consensus was no ninth grade centers and no grade realignment (having a high school with grades nine and 10 and a senior high school of 11th and 12th grade).

There was interest in