Canutillo ISD Hosted Last Just for Kids Committee Meeting to Finalize Plans for Upcoming Bond Proposal
Just for Kids Committee holds its final meeting
Posted on 07/29/2021
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The final Canutillo ISD Just for Kids Committee (JFK) meeting was held Wednesday, July 28 where key recommendations regarding future district initiatives and projects were discussed in preparation to be brought before the Board of Trustees for consideration of a proposed 2021 bond.

The JFK Committee is an important group of community members and stakeholders who work closely with the CISD administration and Board of Trustees to provide valuable input on innovative instruction and facilities that support a positive school experience for all students and accommodate long-term growth of the Canutillo area.

During the meeting, committee members had the opportunity to voice their suggestions and concerns to help formulate a recommended project list and initiatives to include in the forthcoming bond proposal. The committee, together with district officials, discussed items on the agenda to gain a better understanding of each project and initiative and how they can work in conjunction with one another to support projected growth and development of the district and areas it supports over the next seven years.

Some of the items discussed include a new career and technology building at Canutillo High School, an additional wing added to Reyes Elementary School to alleviate overcrowding, land purchase for a new middle school, and a permanent building for Northwest Early College High School. The proposed bond will also include a large amount of funds allocated to renovations, maintenance and enhancements made to existing campuses to further support students.

“The Just for Kids Committee plays an important role in the bond process because it has created space for community input and encouraged collaboration with the district. It ensures that both the district and the community are working together to build an even brighter future for our kids,” said Dr. Alexis Rossi, JFK Committee member and Canutillo ISD parent.

The JKF Committee meetings, held over the span of three months, have aimed for a transparent, collaborative, and inclusive planning process by CISD to provide students and staff optimal learning spaces to grow, develop, and create for the betterment of tomorrow.

On August 10, the JFK Committee will present their recommendations before the CISD Board of Trustees for a formal vote on the proposed 2021 bond.