District announces strategic design process

The Lewisville Independent School District is launching a strategic design process where the community is invited to participate to create a new vision for education.

In the first phase, LISD will host a series of community-wide education summits. The six summits will be held throughout the district.

Citizens will have the opportunity to hear about education around the world, discuss the future landscape of education in the United States as well as have an opportunity to share thoughts on what LISD should offer.

Below are the dates, times and locations of each summit. Participants are encouraged to brown bag their lunch or dinner. Spanish translators will be available at each summit:

September 19, 2011
Location: Bolin Center, 1565 W. Main St., Lewisville
Times: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.

September 21, 2011
Location: Student Services Building, 400 W. Main, Lewisville
Times: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.

September 22, 2011
Location: Bolin Center, 1565 W. Main St, Lewisville
Times: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.

After the summits, the second phase will include a series of focus groups to gather additional community input.

The district will hold focus groups for students, parents, community members and staff. Also, an online questionnaire will be available for citizens to contribute their thoughts on the questions asked in the focus groups.

Information and comments gathered at the summits, focus groups and online will be critical to the third phase.

A strategic design team comprised of citizens will review input and begin to create a new vision for education for LISD. The design will include measurable actions to determine effectiveness and student learning. The committee will meet over three months to craft the plan.

Also during the third phase, subcommittees will study and outline specific actions to be included in the strategic design. Like the strategic design team, these subcommittees will be comprised of citizens.

From this process, the district will have clear vision, mission and core values, according to school officials.

After the strategic design has been completed, it will serve as a guide for the district as it makes future decisions regarding instruction, budgeting, staffing and facility planning.

As the district embarks on this process, all summits, documents and resources will be posted online at www.LISD.net for community members to stay informed.

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