Round Rock ISD is seeking volunteers to serve on a committee to refresh the District’s Strategic Plan. The Round Rock ISD Strategic Plan is a roadmap for developing programs and facilities over five to 10 years. It was developed in 2015 through a community-driven process including data collection, design, and action plan creation phases involving all levels of the community. As the Board of the Trustees is currently moving forward with the creation of a Citizens Bond Committee, it is important to revisit the Strategic Plan Goals and ensure that they continue to reflect the vision the Round Rock ISD community holds for its public schools.
A cross-section of parents, educators and community members that represent all geographic areas of the District will come together in three meetings in February to review current mission and vision statements, the District’s current Strategic Plan—including a progress report, the District’s Learning Framework which guides instruction in the classroom, state and federal strategic priorities for education, and other data. The committee will also develop an updated vision for the District, identify strengths and opportunities, and potentially recommend changes to the Strategic Plan and Learning Framework.
The first Strategic Plan Refresh Committee meeting will be held on February 5, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Round Rock High School cafeteria. The meetings on February 12 and 13, 2018 will be held at Pearson Ranch Middle School, located at 8901 Pearson Ranch Road, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
It is critical to the fidelity and sustainability of public education that educators engage stakeholders in reflective dialogue about the purpose of education in a local context, according to Round Rock ISD Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D.
“Engaging students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members in this dialogue leads to the creation of systems to support the connections between teaching and learning and the establishment of clear learning outcomes, including the soft skills that are so critical to college and career readiness,” Flores said.