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Designing Our Future

Listening & Learning Tour: Findings and Next Steps

Thoughtexchange Results

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At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Dr. Shepherd kicked off his "Listening & Learning" tour. He met with individuals and groups within the Victoria Community, and provided Thoughtexchange to community members in order to provide everyone the opportunity to voice their thoughts about the district. Using this digital tool,you were able to provide your feedback about VISD and read and rate others' thoughts and suggestions.
 
By following the link below, you will be able to find the feedback that you and your community have provided on the Thoughtexchange website:
 

Designing Our Future

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At the November 15, 2018 VISD School Board Meeting, Superintendent Shepherd announced our next steps as a school district, and we want you as a Victoria community member to be a part of the change! 
 
To view the presentation to the board and Dr. Shepherd's PowerPoint, click on the links below:
 
 
 
 
 

Designing Our Future: Tasks Forces

As we move from our "Listening and Learning Tour" to  "Designing Our Future", we are providing Victoria community members the opportunity to plan for the future of VISD together. These three Tasks Forces will be charged with advising future facility needs and planning for future educational facilities. They will prioritize projects and create timelines. Further, members of the tasks forces will be asked to make a recommendation regarding district boundaries.
 

Below you will find the two focus areas broken down into three tasks forces:

Efficiency & Resource Management

This task force will audit and review current efficiency and resource processes to identify opportunities for streamlining and enhancing in an effort maximize effectiveness. Recommendations will be prioritized. 

Innovation & Student Learning Pathways 

This focus group will consider student learning pathways, instructional technology initiatives, technology needs, curricular considerations and areas of innovation within the instructional program from the PreK – 14 student learning continuum.  Recommendations will be prioritized.  

  • Elementary task force: To review, discuss and submit a recommendation to the superintendent and board regarding establishing dynamic learning pathways for elementary and secondary age students.
  • Secondary task force: To review, discuss and submit a recommendation to the superintendent and board regarding establishing dynamic learning pathways for elementary and secondary age students.

What to Expect

Below you will find supporting documents that further explain the three tasks forces:

Do you want to be involved?

We want your genius!
Everyone has an area where they are most comfortable. If you have a genius in any of these areas, we need you to serve. 
You are a key communicator and we are committed to transparency -- the only way these task forces “fail” is if we don’t communicate.
 
To be a part of the tasks forces listed above, fill out an online application (below), or print out the printable .pdf version (below) and turn it into the front desk at the Victoria ISD Administration Building. The task force members should anticipate a 4-6 month commitment. Apply now through December 31.