AISD Bond-Sked Squabble
Meanwhile, District 7 trustee Robert Schneider (representing the southwest) moved to table the entire implementation schedule so he could further develop his case that the southwest middle school needs to be finished before 2010 an effort that included trying to get the administration to release the database used to make the district's demographic reports so he could conduct an independent analysis. That resulted in a tense exchange with Superintendent Pat Forgione, who said it would be "not appropriate" to release the database, to which Schneider responded that "to try to portray this as an unreasonable and unusual request is unreasonable in itself." The implementation schedule finally passed 8-1, but Schneider warned that he would be proven right in the end. "You don't have to convince me, and you don't have to convince the families who live out there, many of whom wonder why we even bother having this discussion," he said ominously. The schedule for school completion is:
Southeast and southwest elementary schools, August 2006;
Northeast and south-central elementary schools and northeast middle school, August 2007;
Two undesignated elementary schools, August 2009;
The southwest middle school and performing arts center, August 2010.
However, the schedule can be adjusted when the district releases annual updates to its demographic data, at which point the squabble will no doubt resume.