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1270 W. Summit
San Antonio, TX 78201
Phone: 210-554-2420
eFax: 210-228-3105

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7:30AM - 4:30PM

Bond information

Governance Board of Education

The SAISD Board of Trustees is the primary governing body for SAISD bond programs. In this capacity, the Board has selected the construction management structure to facilitate the implementation of bond programming. The Board of Trustees gives final approval of schematic designs, bids, contracts, and expenditures.

The Superintendent provides oversight, advice, and authority in the implementation of the bond programs.

2016 Citizens Advisory Committee
The 2016 Bond Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will inform and advise the Board; it does not have decision-making, policy-setting, or management authority. CAC will:

  • Monitor Board-approved plans and processes directly related to the 2016 bond issue and construction projects funded by the bonds in order to encourage efficiency and compliance with the Bond referendum approved by SAISD taxpayers;
  • Provide feedback to District staff regarding plans, recommendations and procedures related to the 2016 bond and construction projects;
  • Review progress reports;
  • Report its views and recommendations to the SAISD Board of Education; and,
  • Assist in providing information about Bond projects to the community.

Membership: 24 members proposed. The Board reserves the right to appoint or select applicants to the CAC.

  • 21 SAISD residents – 3 nominated by each Board member and appointed by the Board. Two of the three appointees shall reside within the Board member’s Single-Member District and the third member may represent a business or community organization located in the Board member’s Single-Member District.
  • 3 at-large representatives from business and community organizations that are located in SAISD -- nominated by the Superintendent and approved by the Board.

Appointment Process

  • Board members and Superintendent invite individuals to serve.
  • Each nominee completes an application providing information about professional background, community involvement, and any current or prior working relationship with SAISD. Selection could be made by February 2017 with first meeting in March.
  • Information about all nominees provided to Board members
  • Initial training session with CAC conducted by staff

Meetings: All meetings will be open to the public

  • Regular meetings of the CAC will be scheduled once every three months or more frequently as determined by the Board and Superintendent.
  • Attendance and quorum requirements may be adopted by the CAC. If the CAC chooses to adopt such rules, these must be developed by the CAC at its first meeting after the adoption of this Charter and presented to the Board for consideration and approval at the Board’s next regular meeting.

Board Responsibilities
The Board of Trustees will be exclusively responsible for the following: approving construction contracts or change orders; appropriating construction funds; handling legal matters; approving construction plans, schedules or designs; establishing priorities and order of construction; selecting professional service firms; directing the activities of staff or consultants; and any other activities that the Superintendent or Board has assigned to staff.

Community Outreach and Information
So that the community is informed and engaged about the progress and implementation plans of the bond program, multiple channels will be used for the public to access information including, but not limited to:

  • Outreach to neighborhoods, parents, civic and community organizations
  • Messages from the superintendent
  • A Bond Projects tab on the District website
  • Social Media postings using Facebook and Twitter
  • Electronic newsletters and other publications as determined by the Communications Department
  • Events/Open Houses
  • News media contacts

Meeting notifications and summaries can be found here.

Construction and Development Services Department
The Construction and Development Services Department, led by Kamal ElHabr, Associate Superintendent for Construction and Development Services, is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the bond programs, such as the development and implementation of project delivery strategies and procurement plans, management of Team Leaders and architects, contract administration, and enforcement of quality construction and timely progress. As such, the CMD has the authority and responsibility for all management decisions regarding the bond programs except for that authority specifically retained by the Board and Superintendent.

If you have any bond-related questions, please call (210) 299-5799.

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