East Ward Elementary School

East Ward Elementary School is at 1608 E. Rancier Ave., in Killeen.

The Killeen Independent School District’s bond steering committee is looking for public input on the potential bond issue the district wants placed on the May 5 ballot.

To that end, a community survey will be conducted by KISD over the next few weeks. The survey will be conducted by phone, to a random sampling of those living in the district, said Terry Abbott, KISD chief communications officer, on Monday.

The results of that survey will be passed along to the bond steering committee, to be included in its recommendation to the KISD board of trustees.

An overview of potential projects is on the agenda for the bond steering committee meeting Thursday.

“Construction projects for both older instructional facilities and potential new instructional facilities will be discussed,” Abbott said.

The committee of 52 members will also be provided with information on bonding capacity and tax impact scenarios.

“Various potential bond election scenarios will be discussed as well as the associated tax levies that would be applicable should a potential bond be approved by voters,” Abbott said.

Another item on the committee’s agenda involves an overview of KISD finances, and covering how school finance works. The committee will break into small groups for some discussions, then share their views in a large group, and have a question and answer period.

The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will be video recorded and available for viewing on www.killeenisdbsc.org

Also posted on this website are documents from last week’s meeting, and the video of that session. Questions and comments can also be submitted via the website.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at East Ward Elementary, 1608 E. Rancier Ave., in Killeen.

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(8) comments

eyewatchingu

Here's link for your research on Polls, there are many out there even ones done by Harvard. You may also want to look at how to actually time management class change schedule along with staggering lunch and free periods. There are high schools up north that deal with way more students in way smaller schools that do not have failing grades or the gang problems as our KISD school has. Sorry I will VOTE NO CLEAN ACROSS THE BALLOTT ON EVRYTHING IF THIS BOND IS ON THE BALLOTT IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM, I encourage all t do this and lets send this city a message they can understand, n more waste, more misuse, this is our city, we own the homes, we pay their salaries, they work for us, we do not work for them!!!!!

eyewatchingu

I shall repost this here,
There is nothing scientific about a poll. (More on that later.) ... Properly done, an election poll tries to determine as accurately as possible how voters will vote in an upcoming election. To do this, pollsters survey a diverse sample of people who they hope are representative of the entire population
This is a quote from American council on Science and health!
It is sad that when one calls themselves a KISD spoke sperson, they do not research what they are saying. Which once again proves the fact, that our KISD school board members and public paid spoke people, have wasted tax payers money for years.
If the KISD school system has not taught children to do research before they speak up, it shows that the KISD school system has been failing for years.
I wonder if the spoke person attended KISD school system, for them to state such a obtuse comment.
Once again this proves that instead of having well educated people in seats of power, we have allowed one to obtain a job base on Name instead of actually acquiring a education. I guess one should have study harder in school instead of watching football.
I sure Hope that your not related to Greg Abbott, because if I find out you are, I guess I will not be voting for him, sadly I liked him. He seemed to understand the need for education and not sports. Must be a double standard.

SnowWhiteNthe7Thieves

The thieves can conduct 1,000 surveys, the little people will vote no.
The little people of killeen have no loot.
Killeen thieves will soon learn the people won't fund their little scams.
The schools are violent.
Fights break out everyday at the HI schools.
Kids are smoking dope in the toilets, having SEX in the stairwells.
Teachers are threatened EVERYDAY.
Just visit your child's class UNANNOUNCED, see for yourself.
Walk into on of the CELLROOMS, and see kids sleeping their highs off.
The kids. aka GANGSTERS walk around with water bottles laced with VODKA or GIN.
Rapes are common, both boys and girls.
They aren't students, most are predators.

eyewatchingu

Even more reason we should start charge for public schools. It would cut and weed out the gangs and those that have no clue the value of education.

Alvin

This is the personal opinion of this writer.

@TerryAbbott: The following are definitions are 'pulled at random' from the latest, so I must assume they are the greatest', to the definitions of: 'Scientific – 'Knowledge domain, Technological: Random - Haphazard, Hit or miss, Hierarchical, Stratified – Separate, arrange, or position, the sampling of the foundations that go into this school district, well in terms of what @eyewatchingu: was saying,
Copy: 'This is their way of, how should we word it on the ballot or what can we attach it to so that the people will not know they are voting for it.' I tend to agree with that scenario.

What is there to be classed a scientific, random, stratified poll if the poll is conducted by class of people meaning income range, education standing, or even a poll that is conducted by religious sect: IE: Protestant, Catholic, or atheist???? I for one tend to favor Public Education, not a Private domain, but is that to say that people who tend to be on the typical school board are the more successful, more educated who see a school system in a different light than someone 'who is just getting by', not well off, and I am not casting stones at anyone, just stating the fact of life as we know it. But does your poll in any way differentiate what these characteristics are or would be????

Someone who see's a football scoreboard must see that scoreboard in a different light than someone who does not, IE: wanting the money to be spent of more worthwhile things like computers, shops for students intent on trades that will not be attending the University's or colleges. This is I personally feel 'is the educational purpose of teaching. Do away with all of frills of an aesthetic purpose that will 'save money', but enhance the educational values of the school system.

In this manner I tend to believe the educational values/benefits are and can be increased.

This has been the personal opinion of this writer and nothing shall be used, in context or without or changed in any way without first notifying, and receiving explicit approval from this writer.
One of the 4.58 % who voted.

TerryAbbott

Correcting the Record: The previous assertion is false. The survey that will be conducted will be a scientific telephone survey using a random, stratified sample of Killeen area residents to provide data to inform the decision-making process regarding a potential bond issue for Killeen schools. Terry Abbott, Chief Communications Officer, Killeen ISD.

eyewatchingu

There is nothing scientific about a poll. (More on that later.) ... Properly done, an election poll tries to determine as accurately as possible how voters will vote in an upcoming election. To do this, pollsters survey a diverse sample of people who they hope are representative of the entire population.
Hmm I surely hope you are not teaching or anywhere near our students if you believe what you just said.
This quote came from the American counsel on science and health
https://www.acsh.org/news/2016/10/19/polls-are-not-rigged-they-also-arent-scientific-10329
At lest give the facts, I give facts and research before I say something. Or did you attend the KISD school Dist.? If so that once more proves the need the money should be spent on education and not building over priced Beverly hill style schools down to a 50 million dollar football stadium.
If you hold a position on the school board Hope your voted out real soon after that silly comment, or do you think the people in Killeen are just obtuse!

eyewatchingu

Quote from article: a community survey will be conducted by KISD over the next few weeks. The survey will be conducted by phone, to a random sampling of those living in the district, said Terry Abbott, KISD chief communications officer, on Monday.
The results of that survey will be passed along to the bond steering committee, to be included in its recommendation to the KISD board of trustees.

So in other words, they will call maybe 100 people, and all those that they call will be people they know or know will vote for this.

Qoute from artical: “Various potential bond election scenarios will be discussed as well as the associated tax levies that would be applicable should a potential bond be approved by voters,”

This is their way of, how should we word it on the ballot or what can we attach it to so that the people will not know they are voting for it.

The homeowners that are on fixed incomes are our cities, retired, widowers, disabled vets, disabled citizens, working elderly and middle class families middle class families. We are the ones that will suffer for this. We are the ones that have worked are whole life, still paying off car loans, mortgages, we pay for our own car insurance, house insurance, some even pay for there own health and dental insurance, some even have no insurance, because of the affordable care act cost to much and the deductible is 10k on up because they own a home and car. They are the ones that welfare turns away, because they own a home and car. The elderly that live on fix incomes already scrap by just trying to stay in the home they have lived in for 50 or so years. These are the people that will suffer, they will be the ones that will not use their air conditioners in the summer, even if they need it to breath, they are the ones that will not use their heat in the winter, even if they are cold, they are the ones that will cut back on their food and go to bed hungry, they are the ones that will skip a few more days of medication, even though they are already skipping 4 to 5 does a week even if that medication will keep them healthy.
To me it is a selfish, and down right sick! To even ask for this bond. To me it is nothing more then a bunch of lazy leaders, wasteful spenders and spoiled rotten people that think we the home owners should pay for this.
Personally since the democrats want private schools for every child, how about this. It cost my parents an average of 3500 year to send me to a catholic school. I think its high time the state start charging the parents 2000 a year per child to attended school. That way they can have their 50 mil stadium their schools that look like schools in Beverly hills California.
I bet it wouldn't take to long for those parents to tell their child to open up a book. I bet instead of a football stadium the parents would be asking for better educational tools and demanding from their child to study, and behave in school.
So once again, I will say this, I will vote no clear across the ballot and encourage all to stand up and vote no on anything come May 5th, if this bond is put on the ballot.
VOTE NO ON ALL THINGS MAY 5TH IF THE KISD BOND IS ON THE BALLOT!

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