School district invites community to ‘go inside’

Published on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 22:54 - Written by Staff Reports

Tyler ISD is inviting community members to get an inside look of the district. This fall, the school district will launch Inside Tyler ISD, a program designed to give participants an in-depth look at the district.

Covered topics will include school finance, human resources, legal and governance issues, instructional technology, teaching innovations, special programs and services and facility design.

“We are very excited to launch Inside Tyler ISD in the fall,” Interim Superintendent Kim Tunnell said. “Many districts across the state have initiated and had great success with similar programs. Community feedback from these programs shows that participants take away a greater sense of the magnitude of what it takes for a school system to be successful.”

The information will be shared during four, two-hour sessions led by school district administrators.

The 2014-15 Inside TISD class is limited to 40 participants chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.

District spokeswoman Dawn Parnell said the sessions likely will span the lunch hour, with the time tentatively set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exact dates have not been set.

“We just feel like the more informed our citizens the more they can become involved and be educated and we can work together,” she said.

Visit tylerisd.org for more information or to register.