West ISD Strategic Planning
Building Futures... Together!
Over the past year, the West Independent School District (ISD) Board of Trustees and Leadership Team have held several planning sessions and discussions about the future of our school district. With the completion of the new West Middle and High School campus, the district's attention turned to other areas of need. Topics have included student and community growth projections, facility needs, teaching and learning initiatives, technology implementation, staffing, state and federal accountability mandates, and budget needs. Through this work, goals and actions statements have been crafted, but West ISD believes the vision needs to be shared and discussed with a much larger cross section of the community of West.
On October 2, 2017, letters from Mr. Truitt, Superintendent, were mailed to district staff, parents, community members, and business leaders calling for their membership on the new West ISD Strategic Planning Team (SPT). The goal of this team is to help draft an action plan with recommendations to our Board for consideration and approval in several areas across West ISD. From discussing how we want to educate our youngest learners at Grades Prekindergarten through Grade 5 to completing the vision of our new Athletic Complex to discussing options for tuition-free dual credit at West High School to brainstorming ways to improve existing or infuse new teaching and learning strategies, West ISD wants to discuss any and all ways we can truly make West ISD the school district of choice for current and new families.
Mr. Truitt believes the strategic planning process is the way to go. Strategic Planning helps (1). Maintain focus on our vision, mission, and goals, (2). Ensure effective use of resources, (3). Provide additional opportunities to interact with and educate our many stakeholders, (4). Use a formal process for developing and analyzing a plan (including fiscal impacts), (5). Provide support for West ISD as an integral part of the community, (6). Document district improvements, and (7). Provide the “why.”
The West ISD Strategic Planning Team will meet:
- Monday, October 9, 2017 Note: The meeting is now in the Band Hall.
- Monday, October 16, 2017 (Breakout Sessions: Tuition-Free Dual Credit [Grades 9-12], T-STEM Designation and Project Lead the Way Strands [Grade K-12], and Athletics Complex)
- Monday, October 23, 2017: Tours of the 1923 and 1957 Buildings, Trojan Gym, and West ISD Athletic Complex, 6:30 PM, begin at the 1923 Building
- Thursday, October 26, 2017: Tour of West Elementary School, 6:30 PM
- Monday, October 30, 2017
- Monday, November 6, 2017
- Note: Other meetings will be scheduled on an "as needed" basis.