TISD: District's board of trustees set to vote on plan tonight

Published on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 23:14 - Written by Emily Guevara eguevara@tylerpaper.com

The Tyler ISD board of trustees is scheduled to vote tonight on the strategic plan, a road map of sorts designed to take the district to the next level.

The proposed plan includes a list of beliefs, objectives, strategies and result statements. It is designed to help move the district out of the status quo.

More than 100 community and staff members participated in the planning process, which took about six months.

In addition, more than 1,700 people participated in a survey that helped frame the issues the planning committee focused on.

As proposed, the plan includes six objectives, some of which are:

Produce graduates prepared for college or career and competitive in a global economy;

Provide highly effective educators and a safe, secure and positive learning environment; and

Create an innovative educational environment in which students use cutting edge technology.

Six strategies further outline how to achieve the objectives, and action steps provide more detail for implementing these strategies.

Kim Tunnell, TISD’s chief leadership and performance officer, previously said the strategic plan sets the course and vision for the future of TISD and its students.

“There is no way Tyler ISD can realize any of these goals or objectives right now,” she said previously, adding that the district will need resources, partnerships and more to make this happen, which is why it truly is a strategic plan.

In other business, the board is scheduled to vote on the cancellation of the trustee election for the unopposed candidate in Single Member District 4; the creation of a position for an Early College High School director; and the approval of HVAC renovations at John Tyler and Robert E. Lee high schools and the Plyler Instructional Complex.

The board also is scheduled to discuss the high school graduation plan and renovations at Dogan and Hubbard middle schools.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Dr. Jack L. Davidson Conference Center in the Jim Plyler Instructional Complex, 807 W. Glenwood Blvd. A 6 p.m. executive session, which is closed to the public, also is scheduled.

At 5 p.m. the district is scheduled to have a reception for the strategic planning committee.