The Alvin ISD board of trustees approved a strategic plan 6-1 for the district for 2023-26, which has been worked on since November, at its March 7 meeting.

The plan consists of strategic objectives for the five categories of "Teaching and Learning," "Our Team," "Finance and Operations," "Safety and Care/Wellness" and "Communications and Stakeholder Engagement," according to the strategic plan document.

"I think having this plan just puts it at the forefront for our community, all of our stakeholders involved, what our values are," Deputy Superintendent of Academics Jennifer Valdez said.

Action plans in the strategic plan document include:
  • Providing students with a broad range of learning experiences;
  • Creating a multitier plan to guide teachers through their first two years;
  • Implementing a student identification system/multiuse badge policy at all campuses; and
  • Developing a professional development program that includes media training and customer service for new employees.
Following approval, Superintendent Carol Nelson will assign a year and owner to each action plan and create an accountability/evaluation system. Then, the strategic plan will be folded into the overall district and campus plans with annual updates each spring from the strategic planning team, according to a presentation given at the meeting.

"I know this is going to be a lot of work," Board President Earl Humbird said. "I truly trust [the staff and faculty] to come back with our vision and make it work."