State Board of Education members are hosting nine regional
meetings around Texas to gather input for the Long-Range Plan for Public
Education that is being developed.
Board of Education members are meeting with Texans around the state because we
want to hear firsthand what their concerns and hopes are for the Texas public
schools going forward. Our goal is to identify strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities and challenges. Information gained through these community
meetings, a statewide online survey, and the work of the Long-Range Plan for
Public Schools Steering Committee will be used to craft a strategic plan for
schools through the year 2030, corresponding with the Texas Higher Education
60x30 Strategic Plan,” said SBOE Chair Donna Bahorich.
the meetings, participants will talk about the purpose and desired outcomes of
public education, as well as four broad topics. Those are:
Educator preparation, recruitment, and retention
Equity and access to and support for advanced courses,
funding and technology
Student engagement and empowerment, including effectively
supporting all students and preparing students for postsecondary careers or the
Family engagement and empowerment
successful meetings have already been held in El Paso on Nov. 2 and in Kilgore
on Nov. 14.
meetings are listed below. All are welcome to attend. Advance registration is
encouraged but not required. Registration is now open for four of the meetings.
You may register by clicking at the links below.
Region 11 Education Service Center
1451 S. Cherry Lane,
Dallas County Community College
El Centro West,
3330 N. Hampton Rd., Dallas
Region 20 Education Service Center
1314 Hines Ave,
Jan. 18, 2018
Region 4 Education Service Center
7200 Northwest 100 Dr., Houston
McKinney Conference Center (Rooms A-F)
Feb. 16, 2018
Rio Grande Valley
Feb. 28, 2018
information is available at https://tea.texas.gov/SBOE/long-range_plan/.