WIL­LIAMSON COUNTY

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — LAURI ZACHRY, ROUND ROCK LEADER — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF

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.

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