District improvement plan approved; Eanes ISD aims to support innovation and special education in upcoming school year

Eanes ISD Superintendent Tom Leonard talks with students at an event last year.

Eanes ISD Superintendent Tom Leonard talks with students at an event last year.

The Eanes ISD board of trustees approved the 2019-20 district improvement plan April 23.

In February the board approved the district’s priorities and goals, which were used to develop the improvement plan.

Priorities are focused on continuing to build and implement a guaranteed viable curriculum, fostering an instructional environment that supports innovation and special education with a focus on social emotional learning, a staff report said.

“The operational priorities will focus on strategic operations and long-range planning, and giving greater priority to community building,” the report said. The district improvement plan details strategies to achieve administrative goals within each of these priorities.

Moving the development and approval process to spring enables district and individual school plans to be in place prior to the beginning of the next school year, thus allowing schools to open the year with a plan in place instead of devoting time to this task in the opening weeks, the report said, adding this timeframe also better facilitates professional development to ensure staff are knowledgeable of the plans and goals.

The entire district improvement plan is available here.
By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019.


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