Community meetings gather input for Long-Range Plan

Nov. 28, 2017

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.

“State 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. 

During 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 work force 

·         Family engagement and empowerment 

Two successful meetings have already been held in El Paso on Nov. 2 and in Kilgore on Nov. 14. 

Upcoming 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. 


Meeting Location 



Dec. 5, 2017 

6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Region 11 Education Service Center 

1451 S. Cherry Lane, 

White Settlement 

Rooms A-D 

Dec. 6, 2017 

6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Dallas County Community College 

El Centro West, 

3330 N. Hampton Rd., Dallas 

Multi-Purpose Room 

Jan. 9, 2018 

6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Region 20 Education Service Center 

1314 Hines Ave, 

San Antonio 


Jan. 18, 2018 

Salado ISD 



Feb. 8, 2018 

6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Region 4 Education Service Center 

7200 Northwest 100 Dr., Houston 

McKinney Conference Center (Rooms A-F) 

Feb. 16, 2018 

9-11 a.m. 


Rio Grande Valley 


Feb. 28, 2018 




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