The Future of McCall Elementary School
The future for our students our Aledo ISD McCall Elementary School in Willow Park is bright -- but crowded.
During Bearcat Nation 101, AISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Bohn handed out the AISD's Financial Report Card — including their “ A rating for Superior Achievement" for 16 consecutive years.
like any healthy elementary school student, the AISD is growing out of it clothes. “Aledo ISD added 1,255 students between 2013/14 and 2018/19, a growth rate of 25%,” according to the AISD Summer 2019 Demographic Report, presented at the July AISD board meeting.
And student growth tracks the residential housing growth.
Willow Park Citizen News, "Growth is not coming to Aledo ISD. Growth is here." Bearcat Growth Committee, 29 July, 2019
Learning Facility Needs for our Elementary School Students
The first need uncovered is at the elementary school level. In two years the combined elementary schools in AISD will be over maximum capacity, by the 2021/22 school year.
The next immediate need is for the middle school students. The AISD Summer 2019 Demographic Report indicates middle school facilities (6-8) will exceed functional capacity by the 21/22 school year and will exceed maximum capacity by the 23/24 school year. And remember, it takes several years to build a school facility.
In general, Aledo ISD needs one new elementary school and one new middle school. Capacity in the high school facility and the ninth grade facility is currently sufficient for near-term growth in the AISD and these needs will not be included in the November 2019 Bond initiative. (Dr Susan Bohn, Rotary Club meeting, 15 July, 2019)
Needs / Project Considered by BCG
SAVE THE DATE
The message is two-fold, but simple: Aledo ISD can build and renovate $141 million worth of school space without adding even a fraction of a cent to the tax rate, and… They need every bit of it, as soon as possible. Bob Buckel The Community News Friday, 26 July, 2019