Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year! Crandall ISD has three value words: Character, Compassion, and Community. While we develop our culture on all three, this year, we celebrate the importance of community. Peter Block wrote in his book, “Community, the Structure of Belonging; Community offers the promise of belonging and calls for us to acknowledge our interdependence. To belong is to act as an investor, owner, and creator of this place. To be welcome, even if we are strangers. As if we came to the right place and are affirmed for that choice.”
Our community continues to grow with new housing developments in Heartland, Crandall Crossing, and a new development on 148 North where our fifth elementary will be located. The increased housing developments have certainly had an impact on our facilities. Our enrollment is projected to reach almost 4,000 this year. Knowing the strains this puts on our facilities, our community overwhelmingly supported our bond in the amount of one hundred and twenty-five million dollars.
These dollars are being put to good use as we have completed the design phase and plan to break ground the first week of October. The initial plan was to build a wing on the high school and a future elementary to be used as an overflow school in the first phase. We are pleased to announce that with increased property values and aggressive restricting of debt combined with low-interest rates, we are able to build a full elementary school, our fifth in the district. As mentioned earlier, the site is located on 148 North.
CISD has many opportunities to become involved such as Academic Excellence Committees, Town Hall Meetings, and our new community mentoring program. Please call if you are interested in becoming involved. Thank you for trusting us with your most prized possession…your child.
Robert Jolly, Ed.D.