Boundary Advisory Committee
The purpose of the BAC is to assist in developing recommendations for the creation of, and adjustment to, school attendance area boundaries.
To accomplish its purpose, the BAC shall serve as an advisory body to the Superintendent, who is responsible for providing administrative recommendations to the Board for final approval. The purview of the BAC may include, but is not limited to, the following boundary-related activities:
Developing the criteria for evaluating boundary proposals.
Creating attendance areas for new school facilities.
Reviewing and advising the administration on the development of facility-related contingency plans due to school performance issues.
Repurposing or consolidation of existing school facilities.
Providing advisory input, as appropriate, during the preparation and the periodic review of the Facility Master Plan with the Board of Trustees and the Superintendent.
Planning and conducting stakeholder engagement activities, and gathering and assessing stakeholder input.
Providing progress reports and recommendations to the Superintendent.
Completing other projects as may be assigned by the Superintendent or raised by the Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee.
Principles of the Boundary Advisory Committee
(adopted May 12, 2015)
We will operate under the responsibilities set forth in the bylaws.
We wil work togther as a committee to ensure our recommendations reflect what is best for all students and recognize all school communities have equal worth and value.
We will listen to the contribution of every member.
We will be respectful of all members, even when they have a different opinion; we will express disagreement with ideas, not individuals.
We will bbe guided by facts and data—not by assumptions or rumors—in decision-making.
We Will be responsible for examining all points of view before a consensus is accepted and will support the decision once consensus is reached.
Per the Boundary Advisory Committee bylaws, membership must consist of a minimum of 15 individuals and must be comprised of community members and parents or legal guardians of current AISD students. The committee may also include up to five employees of the district within the 15 members. Additional members may be added at the discretion of the Chief Financial Officer.
Although not stated in the bylaws, it is preferred that the committee include one or two representatives from each vertical team.
Communications and Visitor Guidelines
Boundary Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and provide a limited time for public comment. See the Communications and Visitor Guidelines for more information.
Melissa Laursen, AICP
Director of Planning
4000 S. IH 35 Frontage, 4th Floor
Austin, TX 78704