Some 87% of eighth-graders and the majority of fourth- and sixth-graders have completed career interest inventories, which is part of the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD’s efforts on its District Improvement Plan, a process that began in 2022, Chief Academic Officer Kelly Kovacs said as part of a quarterly report to the board of trustees on Feb. 21.

The inventories are one way to assess student interests so the district can provide “opportunities for student choice and provide a challenging learning environment to prepare students for their individual passions and endeavors,” Kovacs said as part of the presentation.

Another goal of the DIP was to draft guidelines for clubs and organizations, which has now been completed, Kovacs said. The guidelines are undergoing a final review and will be ready for the 2023-24 school year.

Kovacs also reported career fairs are planned for elementary, intermediate and junior high schools, and the high schools held their fairs in November.

Another goal of the DIP was to provide guidelines for reimbursements to teachers who provide their own supplies at their own personal expense. The guidelines are expected to be in place by later this spring, Kovacs said.