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Superintendent of Schools Invites Community to Create Strategic Direction for Aldine ISD

Superintendent of Schools Invites Community to Create Strategic Direction for Aldine ISD
Posted on 02/27/2017

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DOI LogoThis year, the Aldine ISD Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools have launched a new strategic planning initiative.

As District leaders begin discussions, they seek to engage the community. Everyone who takes part will help conceive fresh ideas. They will develop a strategic plan to chart the course for the school district over the next five years.

Why Develop a New Strategic Plan?

  • Changing needs
  • Long-term challenges (i.e. closing achievement gap)
  • Hoped for dreams
  • Growing enrollments (i.e. need for space, additional staff)
  • School Finance (i.e. reduce costs, increase revenue)
  • Shifts in educational best practices (i.e. increase in personalized learning, interdisciplinary thinking)
  • Advances in technology (i.e. innovative approaches to teaching, assessing)
  • Research on child wellness (i.e. building resiliency, relationships and sense of service)
  • Changes in the world for which we are preparing our children (i.e. inspire new courses, content)
  • Encouraging Our Aldine Community to Dream Big

The strategic planning process involves gathering community input through Focus Groups comprised of 15-20 individuals. The District will also use an online survey to hear from stakeholders.

A Design Team is charged with designing and developing a strategic plan for AISD schools. The team of 30-40 people will revamp the vision for the District. Members will identify goals District leaders should focus on for the next five years.

Take Part in the Survey … The Redesign of a District Requires Honesty and Innovation

Houston Academy StudentsThe survey will inform the Design Team. This will be an opportunity for everyone in our community, including students, to share what they perceive the needs of the District. The survey will serve as way for them to share their dreams and hopes for change.

The online survey will be open to all beginning February 27 and will run through March 17. Links to the survey (English Survey and Spanish Survey) will be posted on the District website and social media starting Feb. 27. Individuals who take part in the survey, can enter to have a chance to win a Google Chromebook.

The results of the survey will be available on the District website once they become available.

Superintendent Dr. Wanda Bamberg hopes everyone who is interested takes part in the initiative.

“There is great excitement among everyone in the District,” said Bamberg. “We are ready to redesign for the future. The strategic direction will also serve as the guide to implement plans. If approved, one of those plans will be the District of Innovation.

“Our Design Team will represent all AISD stakeholders. It will consist of parents, students, teachers, administrators, Board members and community leaders.

“I encourage everyone to take the survey. We need your help to identify creative, innovative goals necessary to write the story of Aldine’s future. We must see what is working and what is not. And we must have the creativity to see the possibilities to serve the needs of every child. We want to ensure we continue to prepare students for career and college. We want our students to make a difference here in Aldine and wherever their future leads them.”

Help Write the Story of Aldine’s Future!