Ensure the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Year Five Activities of the Five Year Strategic Plan for 2008-2013
Begin development of the new Five Year Strategic Plan for 2013-2018.
Narrow the achievement gap on STAAR between phase-in performance standards and recommended performance standards.
Improve the achievement of special education students at all levels by providing appropriate instructional arrangements and supports.
Select and provide focused support to schools to promote achievement at or above state performance.
Improve the quality of instruction and assessment in all advanced level courses to increase the percent of students scoring 3 or above on AP exams and scoring at criterion level on SAT and ACT tests.
Ensure that dual credit opportunities exist for students at all NISD high schools.
Explore options for the expansion of online course offerings.
Make school safety a priority by designing digital video and access control systems in NISD elementary schools.
Improve graduation rates in spite of changes in state methodology for accounting for leavers.
Business and Finance
Make fiscally sound decisions that support student achievement, provide for a safe learning environment, and maintain a strong financial position.
Maintain a budget forecast that provides for a plan of financial stability.
Advocate for a school finance system that provides for a weighted funding system that recognizes the challenges of all special populations and educational programs and provides for the resources necessary to support those programs.
Monitor the impact on the I&S tax rate by minimizing the cost of borrowing, maximizing available resources, and taking advantage of financial market opportunities.
Continue the implementation of a plan for minority recruiting, hiring and career progression.
Make the community and employees aware of the issues and challenges that NISD faces as well as NISD's successes through traditional and social media.
Begin implementation of the Student Information System, preparing for cutover to the new system in 2013.
Implement Google Apps for Education Suite which will provide improved collaboration tools, including email, for all staff across the district.
Facilities and Operations
Provide regular updates on bond progress to the community (parents, taxpayers, voters, residents) and employees.
Continue planning and/or construction for four (4) elementary schools and two (2) middle schools from the 2010 Bond utilizing CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) green-building program.
Continue planning and construction on 2010 Bond identified projects including but not limited to Kay Franklin Elementary, Sara McAndrew Elementary School, Dr. Folks Middle School, Stevens Ranch Middle School, Cafeteria/Kitchen upgrades, Library Additions, Middle School Science Labs, Additions at Michael Elementary School and O'Connor High School, NISD Swim Center and various infrastructure improvements/upgrades.
Begin planning for the next bond program proposal.