Build Up Bowie 2019 - Campaign for Campus Security
Bowie PTSA led a campaign to raise funds for improvements to campus security not covered in its
Austin ISD budget. Working with Administration, we donated funds raised to provision new equipment and features such as video cameras for surveillance and electronic door monitors.
In December 2018, our community raised $3,280 to support the campus after a vandalism incident. Bowie PTSA used a portion of the funds for a faculty appreciation breakfast when they returned to campus, and the balance is being applied to Build Up Bowie 2019. We're proud to say that Build Up Bowie will begin with $2,455 raised. Our goal was to raise at least $7,500 to give the school $10,000 toward security improvements that are not included in the AISD annual budget for our campus.
In May 2019, our board voted to donate $11,000 which includes all funds raised during Build Up Bowie 2019 and $3,280 raised in December 2018.
But the need is greater. And we know that our Bowie Community of families and businesses want to know where their support will do the most good. So we want to tell our community that we have reviewed estimates for a Video Surveillance System for the Academic Building. An initial estimate is just shy of $25,000.
In fall/winter 2019, we will update our community on how Bowie Administration is putting the Bowie PTSA donation to use. Updates will be available via Bowie Bulletin and the website.