Richardson ISD plans to host its final strategic planning community meeting, which will be used to guide the district's comprehensive five-year plan, ahead of consideration by the district's board of trustees.

The final community meeting for strategic planning will be held March 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Professional Development Center, which is located at 701 W. Belt Line Road. Originally postponed due to bad weather, officials said the meeting will focus on outlining how the district plans to forecast its goal of "Individual Growth Focus," which focuses on personal growth per student.

RISD officials have held several meetings over the past few weeks, including one March 6, to give community members a chance to provide input and ideas on how progress can be measured for strategic goals identified in the planning process. The strategic planning process will result in a comprehensive, five-year plan that will include goals and objectives for district improvement, according to RISD officials. The strategic plan is slated to be considered for adoption at a spring board meeting.

According to RISD officials, strategic planning is used to determine potential strategies to accomplish the district's goals and identify internal systems that can be used to monitor and evaluate progress.

The district’s graduate profile, which was adopted by the board in 2022, is expected to serve as an important tool to set direction for the development of the strategic plan, according to RISD officials. The graduate profile is a document that includes academic, personal and relationship goals for all RISD students.