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GISD SUPERINTENDENT REPORT WITH DR. JEREMY GLENN

May 23, 2019

GISD Superintendent Report

The Granbury ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the district’s new long-range plan on May 20, 2019. The G2025 strategic plan builds upon the successes of the G2020, our prior district planning initiative. As GISD continues to grow, G2025 will improve our district’s academic performance, provide more opportunities for students, and address the district’s student growth.

The vision of the G2025 is to ensure that all students are equipped with the skills to be inspired, contributing citizens excelling in any chosen endeavor within a dynamic global society.

Specifically, the G2025 addresses major objectives such as: implementing a district-wide reading initiative, launching a dual language program, adding an early childhood academy that offers full-day pre-kindergarten, offering staff competitive salaries and creating a “grow our own” leadership program, offering more extracurricular opportunities for students and expanding the GISD Serves program by requiring community service as a graduation requirement. Finally, we will be conducting a demographic study to ensure our facilities and schools zones are optimal and putting in place safeguards to deal with future student growth. We want to be proactive in dealing with the growth of our community and schools while simultaneously staying fiscally responsible.

In short, G2025 is about innovation, engagement, and leadership.

Our goal is to be innovative in the classroom. Encouraging our teachers and students to be risk-takers and expand learning opportunities through high quality instruction. We plan to expose students to real-world environments and involve them in diverse partnerships.

We will engage students in the classroom through exciting, information-rich lessons. As we build academic confidence in our schools, we will work to engage parents, local business, and civic organizations. In today’s global society, we recognize that for us to educate the whole student, we must stay engaged with all GISD stakeholders.

Finally, we will build leadership purposefully and intentionally. We will seek to build leaders in our student body and within our own staff. G2025 will engage students in all grade levels through participation in innovative and diverse activities to build character, leadership, and team-building skills. We will not only serve our community and school, we will seek to build leadership capacity. Recognizing that everyone, regardless of position, has the potential to influence and lead.

On behalf of GISD, I am grateful to everyone who provided input on this plan. Specifically, I want to thank our administrative team who went beyond the expected to make this plan a reality.

For this new plan, over one thousand students, teachers, parents, and community members provided feedback either through surveys, public forums, action team meetings, or as part of the strategic design team. Our trustees and administration worked collaboratively throughout the process to ensure the plan was student-centered, fiscally responsible, empowering for our teachers and staff, and fostered partnerships with our parents and community.

Our administrative team, faculty, and staff are honored to have the opportunity to work with the students of Granbury over the next six years to make this plan a reality.

Additional information is available on our district website at www.granburyisd.org/G2025.