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SCHOOL TRUSTEES ADOPT G2025 STRATEGIC PLAN

May 21, 2019 

Granbury ISD School Board

The Granbury ISD Board of Trustees unanimously adopted the G2025 strategic plan during its monthly meeting on May 20, 2019. 

“G2025 is about innovation, engagement, and leadership,” commented superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn while presenting the proposal.  “Our goal is to be innovative in the classroom. We will engage students in the classroom through exciting, information-rich lessons. Finally, we will purposefully and intentionally build leadership.” 

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The strategic plan sets out priorities for the school district over the next several years. Previous mission, vision, and beliefs statement continue in the new plan. New strategic goals encompass seven key areas: 

  1. We will develop and provide high-quality instruction and learning opportunities that support rigor and engagement to ensure all students are prepared for post-secondary
  2. We will support student success by providing and retaining the appropriate quantity of qualified
  3. We will provide innovative opportunities to expose students to real-world environments engaging them into diverse partnerships fostering
  4. We will engage students in all grade levels through participation in innovative and diverse activities to build character, leadership, and team-building
  5. We will maintain an optimal infrastructure that supports the appropriate number of devices to engage students in innovative, balanced, ethical, authentic learning opportunities and the training necessary to implement
  6. We will evaluate and utilize facilities in innovative ways based on current needs and demographics to plan effectively for future growth to benefit all
  7. We will adopt and implement responsible, transparent, adaptive, student-focused fiscal policies that meet the basic state and local requirements and support

G2025 also includes several major objectives among several attributable to each goal: 

  • We will engage all students academically through a district-wide reading initiative.
  • We will implement full-day pre-kindergarten beginning in the 2020-21 school year.
  • We will launch a Dual Language Program beginning in the 2020-21 school year.
  • We will provide, through maintenance and updates, state of the art facilities for all current and future district programs within the existing budget structure.
  • We will implement competitive salaries to recruit and retain quality employees and institute a "grow your own" leadership program.
  • Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, every student will participate in an extracurricular activity, club, or organization and complete 20 hours of community service as a local requirement for graduation.

The plan involved several months of input from all stakeholders, deliberation by a strategic design team to set the strategic goals, and work by action teams to develop objectives and action steps to carry out those goals. The full plan is available on the district website at www.granburyisd.org/G2025

In personnel action, trustees received notification of several retirements and resignations effective at the end of the school year.  Trustees also approved the appointment of a several new teachers and professional staff members well as requests for catastrophic sick leave.  

Trustees tabled action on consider nominations for both the Texas Association of School Boards regional representative as well as the Parker County Appraisal District board of directors. 

Additional reports to the board included: 

  • Glenn announced that a Request for Qualifications would be issued to solicit bids for architectural services as well as a Request for Proposal for construction manager at-risk to oversee upcoming projects at elementary campuses.
  • Acton Middle School principal Jimmy Dawson and students presented a possible grant proposal to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for a trail system in partnership with the City of Granbury and Hood County YMCA. The grant would build upon the current GISD Outdoor Learning Center and provide a running trail, exercise equipment, and other opportunities for small group wellness.  If eventually submitted, the school district would likely provide an in-kind contribution of land, which could become part of the Granbury master plan for trails.
  • Dobie Williams, assistant superintendent for finance and operations, presented financial and cash flow statements for April 2019.

The board approved minutes from the last regular meeting and special meetings, budget amendments, and the purchase of music, band, and choir supplies and equipment as well as reading resources. 

Donations reported to the board included: $200 from First National Bank of Granbury to Acton Elementary School for a field trip to Fall Creek Ranch; $1,400 from Art 4 More Fund of Tides Foundation for art supplies at AES; $3,482 from the GHS Lady Pirate Soccer booster club for team travel; $6,000 from the GHS Lady Pirate Volleyball booster club for team travel to Hawaii. 

The next regular school board meeting is Monday, June 17.  Board meetings are held in the GISD Board Room located in the Administration Building at 217 N. Jones Street.