School learning what people want

November 3, 2012

Granbury school officials should be able to get a good gauge of what people want in the schools.

Two summit meetings were held this week, with about 100-150 parents, community members and district staff attending whose ideas will help formulate GISD’s long-range goals.

The summit included the Engage! representative, Teresa Tate, reviewing the evolution of American education through the years and how technology is currently impacting how students learn and process information.

Participants were then able to discuss in small groups and share ideas about the future of education with topics including highest hopes for a Granbury graduate, the role of teachers, and the availability and use of technology. Those also attending discussed new ideas for GISD schools.

The survey deadline has been extended to Friday, Nov. 16. Citizens can complete the survey at

“We have had over 700 responses as of the other day,” school spokesman Jeff Meador said. In addition, students at GHS, Crossland, AMS and GMS are taking the survey, he said.

“We are working on some small group meetings that will also be part of the data collection part of the strategic design process,” Meador said. “These meetings will focus on several stakeholder groups, including parents, community leaders, business leaders, ministers, charitable organization representatives, teachers and non-teaching staff.”

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