April 2015 - In This Issue:
Schematic design for the Career and Technical Center
AISD launches new bond website
The AISD has launched a revamped bond webpage. Some of the site is still under construction, but it includes information about all bond-related projects, along with regular updates and news. Check the site regularly to read about progress the district is making and how the bond is impacting students.
The AISD facility planning and construction department is currently in the process of implementing project management software called e-Builder. The new system will help the district manage all construction projects more effectively and efficiently and help promote visibility for the community. Once e-Builder is up and running, the district will issue concise monthly progress reports on bond-related capital projects. The reports will be posted at, and a link will be included in these monthly newsletters.
Board approves schematic design for Workman Junior High

April 20 - Subcontractor and supplier info meeting, PDC - 1111 W. Arbrook, 2 p.m.

April 24
 - Deadline for fine arts/dual language academy applications

April 24 - Ferguson/Ousley Multicultural Festival, Ousley JH, 
5 p.m.  

May 4 - Community meeting for future fine arts center, PDC - 
1111 W. Arbrook, 5:30 p.m.

May 4 - Community meeting for districtwide athletics complex, PDC - 
1111 W. Arbrook, 7 p.m.

May 7 - Board meeting, Admin Building - 1203 W. Pioneer, 7 p.m.
AISD Leadership

Dr. Marcelo Cavazos
   AISD Superintendent         
Bowie Hogg 
   Board President
Jamie Sullins 
   Board Vice President   
Dr. Aaron Reich
   Board Secretary
John Hibbs
   Board Assistant Secretary      
Gloria Peņa
   Board Member
Peter Baron
   Board Member
Kecia Mays
   Board Member 
Board approves schematic designs for new facilities 
Facilities Update
The AISD Board of Trustees has approved schematic designs for two fine arts/dual language academies and for the Career and Technical Center. The Board voted at its meeting on April 2, 2015, after presentations from the architects.

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Students accepted for new fine arts/dual language academies
Fine Arts Update

Students have been accepted for the inaugural kindergarten classes of AISD's two new fine arts/dual language academies, scheduled to open in August 2015. With a limited number of spaces remaining, applications have been reopened and are due April 24.


The two new academies, Jimmy and Laura Jones Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language and Dean P. Corey Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language, will provide students an innovative program that develops fluency in both English and Spanish and will offer exposure to Mandarin. 

New security cameras arrive
Safety, Security and Technology Update

New security cameras - part of the 2014 Bond package - arrived March 25. The cameras, worth $479,000, will be installed in 24 schools, part of Phase 1 of the bond. Eventually all schools will receive new cameras.


The new cameras will allow the AISD security department to increase video surveillance from 35 to 80 percent of all buildings and will be especially important for improving coverage of libraries, gyms and cafeterias.

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AISD begins installing student tracking system on buses

"I think this is a major breakthrough for our district, said Tim Collins, AISD interim director of transportation, about how the 2014 Bond package will improve transportation.


He was speaking specifically about a new student tracking system - Zonar - that will go on all school buses. 

How to Contact Us

The Bond Newsletter is produced monthly by the AISD communications department.

Ryan Pierce, Editor
For regular bond updates visit