Round Rock school district Superintendent Jesus Chavez had breakfast with community members last week as part of a series of four community meetings with the superintendent.
Chavez addressed issues such as beginning a bond study for a possible November 2013 election; planning for the 100th anniversary of the school district in 2013; and an update on the future construction of a permanent facility for Success High School.
Even though no decisions have been made, the November bond election could include projects such as a middle school to relieve overcrowding at Cedar Valley and Walsh middle schools; one elementary school to relieve overcrowding at Bluebonnet and Wells Branch elementary schools; a second, smaller performing arts center in the eastern portion of the district; Phase 3 and 4 additions at Westwood High School and future land purchases, Chavez said.
Chavez said there are opportunities for community members to serve on the bond planning committee, which is scheduled to begin meeting in February.
The Round Rock school district Partners in Education Foundation is looking for community support to fund teachers’ projects as a part of its grant program.
Although the foundation awarded $58,472 in grants to district teachers this year, it was not able to support all of the grant requests, according to an announcement on the district’s website. The foundation has chosen six additional grants but needs the help of individuals and businesses to support them with partial or full funding.
For more information or to make a donation, go to http:// www1.roundrockisd.org/educationfoundation/our-programs/grants/fund-teachergrants.
The Special Chimes of Round Rock Christmas Concert is scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Round Rock Presbyterian Church, 4010 Sam Bass Road. The free music program is designed for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
The Williamson Museum will host its monthly Salon series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wildfire Restaurant, 812 S. Austin Ave.
The series provide a forum on a variety of topics in an informal community setting. Southwestern University professor Joshua Long will make a presentation on “Community, Quality, and Price: How local farmers markets compare with the conventional grocery store,” the announcement said.
Admission is free, and food and drink will be available to purchase before and after the presentation.
Arrive early as seating is limited. For more information, go to www.williamsonmuseum. org.