State Board of Education asks for public input on new Long-Range Plan for Public Education
AUSTIN – Help the State Board of Education set long-term goals for the Texas public schools by completing an online survey that will be used to set educational priorities.
The survey covers five broad areas:
- The desired outcome of public education;
- Educator preparation, recruitment and retention;
- Equity and access to funding, technology and advanced courses;
- Student engagement and empowerment;
- Family engagement and empowerment.
The survey is available in English and Spanish. The English-language survey can be found at http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Long-Range-Planning-Survey and the Spanish-language survey is available at http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Encuesta-de-opini-n-p-blica-para-Texas. The survey will remain open through 5 p.m. March 2.
The board, with guidance from an 18-member steering committee, is in the process of developing a new Long-Range Plan for Public Education that will set goals through the year 2030.
Along with gathering input from Texans through the survey, the board and the Long-Range Plan Steering Committee are hosting 10 community meetings around the state.
Upcoming meetings are scheduled for:
Feb. 7 – 9-11 a.m. at Region 1 Education Service Center, Fort Ringgold/Fort McIntosh rooms, 1900 W. Schunior, Edinburg.
Feb. 8 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Region 4 Education Service Center’s McKinney Conference Center located at 7200 Northwest 100 Dr. in Houston.
Feb. 20 – 4-6 p.m. at the Travis State Office Building, Room 1-104, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin.
Feb. 28 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Region 16 Education Service Center’s Panhandle Conference Center located at 5800 Bell St. in Amarillo.
Advance registration for the community meetings is encouraged but not required.