May 1, 2016
Building on the work of the Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee, the school board held workshops in early 2016 to review updated demographic projections, high school considerations and recommendations for the facilities plan.
To download a presentations, please click on its title above. Some files are large and may take a few minutes to download.
|LONG-RANGE FACILITIES PLANNING COMMITTEE||⌃|
A Fast-Growth School District
Enrollment in Texas public schools grows by an average of about 80,000 students each year, and roughly 65,000 of those students are in just 96 districts. Belton ISD is one of those fast-growth school districts.
In round numbers, from 2001 to 2010, the State of Texas grew by about 20%; Bell County grew by 30%; and Belton ISD grew by 40%.
And this fast growth is projected to continue for the foreseeable future. Today roughly 6,000 new homes are planned in Belton ISD. About 350 new homes will be built in Belton ISD in 2015.
As of Oct. 2015, Belton ISD had 10,864 students. The latest demographic report by Templeton Demographics projects that Belton ISD's enrollment will reach 14,000 students around 2025.
However, even before then, student enrollment will exceed the capacity of Belton ISD's current campuses.
Belton ISD's early childhood school and nine elementary schools can accommodate 5,800 students. More space for elementary students will be needed by about 2019.
Belton ISD's three middle schools can accommodate 2,916 students, More space for middle school students will be needed by about 2020.
Belton High School and Belton new Tech High School @Waskow can accommodate 3,971 students. More space for high school students will be by about 2021.
Planning for the Future
The Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee played a crucial role in developing the facilities plan that will guide Belton ISD to 2025.
As parents, teachers, business leaders and representatives of the community, committee members helped to articulate the community's shared values and prioritize the district's facilities needs. Through their work, Belton ISD continues to realize its vision of preparing every student to excel in tomorrow's world.
Minutes, presentations, handouts and other materials from the committee's meetings can be found in the box to the right.
After months of study and discussion, the Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee reached the following consensus:
|COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSIONS||⌃|
During the fall of 2014, the Belton ISD Board of Trustees held a series of listening sessions to hear from the community.
These listening sessions were an opportunity for community members to share what matters to them as they consider Belton ISD's future. The sessions were also part of the school board's commitment to an open and inclusive planning process.
Minutes from the listening sessions can be downloaded at the links below.
|SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOPS||⌃|