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Strategic Planning

As part of the System of Greater Schools (SGS), Victoria ISD will be going through the development of a formalized Strategic Plan during the 2019-2020 school year. We have been working with our SGS Advisor to set up dates and timelines for this process.
The VISD School Board Members each submitted two names to be part of this work. The committee will include key community leaders, teachers, students, parents, and of course representatives from each of our task force groups. We anticipate this committee to begin with approximately 80 members.
During late fall and early winter, we will hold three 2-day workshops with the influence of national speakers and guidance by Roz Keck. Roz will lead the group through a process that results in a Needs and Reflection Document to assist in the Spring Strategic work with Duncan to develop Strategic Mission, Vision and Goals for long range planning.
2019 Meeting Dates
  • Friday, December 13, 2019 & Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Friday, January 17, 2020 & Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Friday, January 31, 2020 & Saturday, February 1, 2020
December Meeting Updates
The two-day session started with a presentation by Dr. Shepherd outlining our work over the past 18 months with various task forces (see the presentation recordings below). We also reviewed information from the “quality classrooms and quality schools” exchange, where over 1,200 thoughts were shared by over 1,000 people. We will be using that information to help guide our thinking. You can find those results on our Thoughtexchange webpage.
We are also using information learned through task force efforts to guide our discussions. The Strategic Planning process is being led by N2 Learning (Roz Keck) and the SGS Executive Advisor (Duncan Klussman). On January 18, 2020 N2 Learning has contracted with John Tanner to be a guest presenter to help the strategic task force members think about community-based accountability structures. On January 31, 2020 N2 Learning has contracted with Eric Sheninger (International Center for Leadership) to present to the group.
Strategic Planning Presentation - Part 1
Strategic Planning Presentation - Part 2
Strategic Findings and Directions
The following document is an overview of what this group determined should be a prime focus for our school district.