Sept. 15, 2022 - More than 50 parents and community members kicked-off a new planning committee for the Comal Independent School District Monday evening. Called Comal Forward, this committee will meet monthly through January to discuss the challenges and opportunities that the district faces as it continues to grow on average 1,600 students a year.
“I feel like it is important to be a part of this committee so that I can inform my neighbors, my family members and my friends of what the district is facing when it comes to new schools, new athletic facilities and so forth,” says Laci Harrison, a parent with students at Mountain Valley Middle School who has served on previous Comal Forward Committees. “The decisions we make today will not only affect our kids but future generations and the community as well.”
With 589 square miles, it is important for the district to hear from all its stakeholders when it comes to addressing its needs such as determining where and when to build new schools; ensuring that existing facilities are properly maintained and updated; purchasing land for future growth; and providing classroom technology that students need.
These items and more will be discussed over the next several months along with a potential May 2023 bond package to address the district’s growth. The discussions and work that the Comal Forward Committee does provides important feedback to the Comal ISD Board of Trustees as it determines the future of Comal ISD.
-Retuning this year to serve on the Comal Forward Committee are community members and parents pictured from left, Wade Cleary, Laci Harrison and Autum Kelley.
-Members of the Comal Forward Committee discuss the challenges and opportunities that Comal ISD faces when it comes to growth during their first meeting.