Pflugerville - Hutto Edition | May 2021

District projects 78% in student growth in next 10years

HUTTO ISD ON THE RISE

Round Rock ISD board of trustees Meets third Thursday at 7 p.m. 300 Lake Creek Drive, Round Rock 512-464-5000 www.roundrockisd.org Pugerville ISD board of trustees Meets third Thursday at 7 p.m. 1401 W. Pecan St., Pugerville 512-594-0000 www.psd.net Hutto ISD board of trustees Meets fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. 200 College St., Hutto 512-759-3771 www.hipponation.org MEETINGSWE COVER NUMBER TOKNOW $5MILLION The amount Pugerville ISD is anticipating in its budget shortfall for scal year 2020-21. The district is also anticipating a $14 million budget shortfall for FY 2021-22. In response, PfISD will reduce its central administration budget by 5% for FY 2020-21 and reduce positions at central administration by 14% for next year.

The district is projecting increases in overall student enrollment during the next 10 years. The data from the district shows the anticipated future student population growth.

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78% GROWTH from 202021 to 203031

BY MEGAN CARDONA

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HUTTO ISD A demographic report highlighting predicted growth for future school years was presented during the April 8 board meeting. The report included a 10-year forecast of enrollment by campus compared to current building capacities. At the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, enrollment at Hutto High School was 2,403 students; the campus was built for a capacity of 2,400 students, according to the presentation given by Assistant Superintendent of Operations Henry Gideon. With the ninth-grade center set to open for in-person classes this fall, the student population in Hutto High School is expected to decrease to an estimated 1,822 students with the center projected to have 750 students. By the 2025-26 school year,

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SOURCE: HUTTO ISDCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

total minimum price for the middle schools’ renovations during its March 25 meeting. “If there’s an elementary school in a development and it’s a hot market, and we’re helping to sell homes and we got developers competing for our attention. I think it’s reasonable to say, ‘You will donate 20 acres for a school-site set-aside,’” Gideon said.

enrollment projections are expected to exceed campus capacity in all of the schools except Howard Norman Elementary School. Board President Billie Logiudice said demographic numbers drive the discussion of renovation projects, such as the interior renovations of Hutto Middle School and Farley Mid- dle School. The board approved the

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PFLUGERVILLE  HUTTO EDITION • MAY 2021

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