On January 15th, Dr. Quintin Sheperd sent his 'Q News' weekly letter to VISD parents and partners. The tag line reads, "VISD PROUD and you are welcome to read his 'Q News' newsletter in its entirety here.

The weekly newsletter included spelling bee winners, Dow grant information, and a very heartfelt 'closing' thoughts section where Dr. Sheperd shares his thoughts on the process and proposals coming ahead for VISD.

A portion of his open letter reads, 'Over the past year and a half, community members and staff have evaluated our facilities, walked many campuses, reviewed every maintenance need, and every facility review. They reviewed information from architects, reviewed information from bond counsel, financial advisors, and studied several options. They were tasked with coming up with a short and mid-range facility plan and bond recommendation. After nearly 40 hours of work, they have come to a consensus on a proposal. The proposal will be brought forward to the Board for review (not a vote) and then we will have virtual town-halls for our community to provide thoughts and questions about the Task Force proposal," Dr. Sheperd writes openly.

"There are many opportunities for community feedback, insight, and questions in the next several weeks before any final proposal will be brought to the Trustees for a vote. Please be on the lookout for those opportunities. You can visit our bond planning website as well to watch many hours of task force video, review all information available, and inform your opinion… they have done great work, but don’t just take my word for it, check it out for yourself," Dr. Sheperd continues.

If you'd like more information about the upcoming proposals, please review all of the information available on the VISD webpage that you can access here.

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Thank you to all of the VISD Bond Planning Task Force Members, listed here for their efforts as well.

If you would like to receive Dr. Shepherd's weekly newsletter, Q's News, every Friday to hear about good news and celebrations from across the district via email, please send a request to sheila.garcia@visd.net 


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