2023 Strategic Planning

  • The District will begin the newest strategic planning process during the spring of 2023.

    Updates and announcements will be provided at the strategic planning section of the website as more information is available. 

    The process will launch with online surveys sent beginning March 31.

    The surveys will provide a designated space for staff, parents, and community members to show interest in serving on the Steering Committee or Action Planning Committee.  

    Questions about the strategic planning process may be emailed to pio@granburyisd.org.


2023 Strategic Planning Overview

  • March 31

    Online Surveys 

    Sent via unique links and close April 17

    April 12

    Community Meeting - First Option

    Granbury Middle School 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    April 13

    Community Meeting - Second Option

    Acton Middle School 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    May 17 

    Steering Committee - Day 1

    Administration Building 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    May 17

    Community Review

    Administration Building 6:00 PM (come & go)

    May 18

    Steering Committee - Day 2

    Administration Building 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    May 30 

    Action Planning - Meeting 1 

    Administration Building 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    May 31

    Action Planning - Meeting 1 (cont.)

    Administration Building 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    June 12

    Action Planning - Meeting 2

    Administration Building 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    June 20 

    Consolidated Meeting

    Administration Building 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    June 27


    Administration Building 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

2023 Strategic Planning Details & Descriptions

  • Surveys:  Electronic surveys will be sent via unique links to all staff, students, parents, and the community.   Once the survey window closes on April 17th, Dr. Brennan will compile the data. (March 31 - April 17)

    Community Meetings:  The community meetings (held on two evenings at two different locations), for any students, staff, parents, and community members where Dr. Brennan will lead these interactive community meetings to begin the strategic planning process.  (April 12 & April 13)

    Leadership Meeting:     The leadership meeting includes the  district leadership team and can be expanded to include campus leaders and one to two board members.  Dr. Brennan will bring student achievement data and will review any other relevant data district leaders bring to use in the planning process. (May 10)

    Steering Committee: The steering committee participants are representatives of all stakeholder groups: families, community, high school students, campus staff, and district leaders. (Surveys will ask for interested individuals.)  In groups, the steering committee will create community beliefs, vision (revision-update), and mission statements.  In addition, the steering committee will write the SCOT, SMART goals, and draft strategies. (May 17 & May 18)

    Community Review: This evening meeting is a come and go event providing time for community members to preview survey results, planning documents, and any other data from the first day of the steering committee’s progress.   (May 17)

    Action Planning Teams:  The action planning team meets for three days and also at the consolidated meeting.  Facilitators from the steering committee will lead the table groups. The action planning team usually consists of district and campus personnel and strands assigned to people based upon strengths.  The teams will review the steering committee work and create bite-sized, high-leverage action steps for 5 years of the strategic plan. At the third action planning meeting, facilitators will do a final review of the strategic plan action steps and create a presentation to be used for the school board.  This group will need individual technology.  (May 30, May 31, June 12)

    Consolidated Meeting:  This is the last meeting for the groups. The steering committee and the action planning teams come together in their strand group and discuss specific actions in the strand strategic plan.  They will create and present an overview of the strategic plan to the entire group.  Everyone will have an opportunity to discuss, understand, and provide feedback on the action steps.  At the end of this meeting, we will have a final draft of the strategic plan which will be prepared into a bound report for each individual school board member.  (June 20)

    Action-to-Outcomes:  Participants will be the leadership team (people responsible for putting the strategic plan into action).  The facilitators of the plan should be part of this group.  Participants will need individual technology to create the strategic plan site, writing progress measures, adding data, and adjusting the plan for each semester.  The team will also do a mock reporting of data and discuss next steps while planning for coordination and support. (June 27)


Granbury ISD Strategic Plan

  • G2025

    On May 20, 2019 the Granbury ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the district’s new long range plan. The G2025 Strategic Design Plan was meant to build upon the successes of the G2020 long range plan. As GISD continues to grow the G2025 is designed to improve our district’s academic performance, provide more opportunities for students, and address the district’s student growth.

    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-k, 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. And finally, 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.

    Over 1,000 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.

    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 into 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 be engaged, and stay engage with all GISD stakeholders.

    Finally, we will purposefully and intentionally build leadership. 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.

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

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