Winnsboro Independent School District

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2015 - 2016 Goals & Focus Points

DISTRICT GOALS

 

1.     Educate the ‘whole’ child.

2.    Promote various programs to ensure school safety.

3.    Foster positive community and school relationships.

4.    Continue to emphasize technology integration and digital learning.

5.    Formulate a long-range facility plan.

6.    Develop and support strong teacher training programs.

 

 The Winnsboro ISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent and Administrative Team developed focus points for the 2014-2015 school year and beyond.  These have been amended for the 2015-16 school year.  WISD Focus Points are:

 

Future-Ready Students

·         Foster life-long learners. 

·         Educate students in skills to lead to strong interpersonal relationships – communication and conflict resolution.

·         Help identify students who may not be college bound and identify needed skills to enter the workforce. 



Curriculum and Instruction

·         Foster hope for the future through Triple A Effect—Atmosphere, Attitude, Academics.

·         Strive for staying on the cutting edge of technology and digital learning.

·         Follow state mandates for testing while finding ways to evaluate students on a broader scope.

·         Do not stress test scores over learning how to live.

·         Encourage teachers to diversify teaching methods to make learning more fun and to be more effective in the classroom.

·         Encourage students to think out of the box.

·         Improve teacher instruction through additional training.


Facilities

·         Renovate existing facilities, and clean up WISD campuses. 

·         Consider a bond proposal for a new high school and reconfigure grades at existing campuses.

·         Consider the purchase of land for a new high school campus and future facility needs. 

·         Continue to show stewardship with facilities.

 

Extra-curricular/Co-curricular

·         Continue to enhance vocational program opportunities for students. 

·         Continue to improve in the Arts, UIL, Band, Ag, FCCLA, Drama, Theatre, Choir, etc.

·         Identify students not involved in extra-curricular activities and see if we can offer them an alternative.

·         Expand cooperative programs with junior colleges and industry.


Safety/Security

·         Foster a sense of personal well-being through activities that enhance character education.

·         Continue to utilize security measures such as Cop Sync, partnerships with local law enforcement, full-time district security officer, security cameras on all campuses, securing entrances to buildings, when possible. 

·         Educate students on real-life skills – bullying, video game violence, parenting, finances.


School/Community Relations

·         Foster trust and communication.

·         Utilize every opportunity to communicate and improve the perception of the district with the community.

·         Engage community in discussions about the direction we want to go as a district.

·         Find ways to include the community in education.