Begin the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the 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 ensuring appropriate instructional arrangements.
Improve the performance of English Language Learners by focusing on effective instructional strategies.
Continue to explore options for online course offerings.
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.
Enhance Construction Careers Academy curriculum to allow for 2+2 partnerships with community colleges and four-year universities.
Continue focus on improving four-year graduation rates.
Investigate technologies and resources that will enhance safety for students and staff.
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 sustainable budget strategy and a plan for financial stability.
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.
Recruit, retain, reward, and recognize quality employees for all campuses and departments.
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.
Promote the value of public education both within Northside ISD and in the community at large.
Implement new Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) system which will allow distribution of live or pre-recorded TV and video/audio over the existing data network and provide unlimited video broadcast distribution to every network connected TV/PC (Bond 2010 Project).
Implement Google Apps for Education Suite for students which will provide students and teachers improved ways to collaborate.
Commence data center relocation to the Kelly Smith Technology Center.
Facilities and Operations
Provide regular updates on bond progress to the community (parents, taxpayers, voters, residents) and employees.
Continue planning and/or construction for remaining schools from the 2010 bond program utiliizing CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) green-building program.
Continue planning and construction on 2010 Bond identified projects including but not limited to Joe Bernal Middle School, Bonnie Ellison Elementary School, Red Bird Ranch Elementary School, ADA/window replacements, Tennis Center(s), and various infrastructure improvement/upgrades..
Continue planning for the next bond program proposal.