(DEL VALLE, Texas) – At the August 3rd Board Meeting, the Del Valle ISD Board discussed and approved calling for a $284 million bond election on November 5. This was in response to the Citizens Advisory Bond Committee’s recommendation to move forward with a bond election.

The Citizen’s Bond Advisory Committee initially met on March 28 for a Community Stakeholders Meeting. The committee subsequently met every two weeks over the next few months hearing from district departmental representatives, bond attorneys, residential developers, and demographers allowing opportunities for further inquiries and dialogues. This process culminated in co-chairs presenting to the Board the committee’s recommendation at the July 16th Board Meeting. The Board called for a special meeting on August 3, 2019 to consider and act on the recommendations.

“The Citizens Advisory Bond Committee spent over four months listening and understanding DVISD’s needs and providing input on our community’s priorities,” said Vanessa Fuentes, Co-chair of the committee “It was a great opportunity for the community to come together and make recommendations to the board.”