Section One. Purpose. The Board of Trustees appoints citizens to the Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee (FABPAC) to evaluate capital improvement needs of the district and to provide recommendations to the Board of Trustees on long-range facilities planning; amendments to the Facility Master Plan; and the scope of work and timing of future bond programs.
Section Two. Responsibilities. To accomplish its purpose, the Committee shall have the following responsibilities:
- Provide recommendations on long-range facilities planning and amendments to the Facility Master Plan;
- Evaluate current use of district facilities and review critical needs, including overcrowded and under enrolled schools;
- Evaluate technology, transportation and unmet facility needs;
- Refer potential boundary changes needed to optimize the use of district facilities to the Boundary Advisory Committee for consideration;
- Engage the community in dialogue regarding long-range facilities and capital improvement needs in support of the district's strategic plan;
- Assist district-wide community outreach efforts to increase public awareness of the facilities planning process, capital improvement plans and proposed bond programs;
- Develop recommendations for long-range capital improvement needs;
- Develop facilities modernization plans;
- Evaluate tax impact and long-term investments of taxpayers; and
- Develop recommendations for the scope of work for potential future proposed district bond program(s).
In developing its recommendations, the Committee shall consider all information provided by the district administration. In its deliberations, the Committee considers the comprehensive needs of the district including, but not limited to:
- Facility Equity – A global assessment of the equity of facilities among district campuses.
- Student population projections – Annual projections by the district’s demographer of the number of students living in each school’s attendance area.
- Impact to maintenance and operations costs – How changes in current instructional programming or facilities would impact the local maintenance and operations budget.
- Strategic priorities – Priorities that are articulated in the district’s Strategic Plan.
- Student transportation – A needs assessment of the district’s transportation fleet that considers the age and condition of the fleet.
- Technology – Technology for instructional and administrative uses is funded through bond programs. The Technology Officer for Learning and Systems will be responsible for developing recommendations for the committee’s consideration.
- Academic and Facility Recommendations – Academic and Facilities Recommendations (AFRs) support the District’s long term goals, including the AISD Strategic Plan, as well as annual Board Priorities. The district engages the community through activities such as campus-based meetings and surveys to develop academic and policy recommendations to address many of the issues discussed in the Facility Master Plan, such as overcrowding and under-enrollment.
- The district’s real estate portfolio– A description of the property and land owned by the distict. A real estate assets plan is in development and feedback by the committee will be part of its work.
- Educational Adequacy Assessment – An assessment of a facility to evaluate how well the campus is physically equipped to deliver the instructional program.
- Facility Condition Index (FCI) – An indicator of a facility’s condition obtained by dividing the repair costs by the replacement cost of the same building.
- Facility Condition Assessment – An evaluation of a school facility that identifies current site and building system deficiencies.
- Individual Campus Plans – A campus-based planning process through which the FABPAC engages all Campus Advisory Councils (CACs) to identify facility needs for the individual school programming and signature vertical team programming for consideration by the FABPAC for possible inclusion in a future bond program.
- Educational Specifications – A document that describes the current standards for program areas, equipment needs, technology needs, square footage, and other considerations for a new school. Used to compare existing school facilities and identify areas that vary from current standards to identify potential future projects.
- Functional Equity Assessment – An analysis of existing core facilities, including cafeterias, libraries, gymnasiums, and administrative space, as they relate to the desired program needs of the current curriculum, Educational Specifications and enrollment.