MISD invites community to participate in upcoming education summits

MARSHALL, Texas – The Marshall Independent School District is launching a strategic planning process to create a strategic and innovative vision for MISD. To launch this process, the district will be hosting three education summits and encourages all stakeholders to attend one of the summits scheduled for Dec. 6-7.

“I want out district to be very prescriptive and very strategic in what we are doing,” said Dr. Jerry Gibson, MISD Superintendent. “This process will provide us an opportunity, as a community, to identify our greatest needs and how we are going to meet those needs going forward in the next five years.”

Parents, students, district personnel, business leaders and community members will have an opportunity to share their innovative vision of the future. Dates, times and locations are:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. at Marshall High School
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m. at MISD Administration Building Lecture Hall
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. at Marshall Junior High School

During these three summits, citizens will have the opportunity to learn more about the strategic planning process as well as talk about their highest hopes and aspirations for their children. In an effort to develop an actionable and measurable vision, MISD encourages all community members to join this effort.

Additionally, community members can provide feedback through an online survey from Dec. 6-20 which will be provided on the MISD website at www.marshallisd.com.  The survey will be posted on both the main district site as well as campus web pages. The district will also host a series of focus groups representing various stakeholder groups in early December.

Information, feedback and input gathered at the summits, focus groups and from the survey will be used by a strategic design team comprised of citizens who will create a community-focused strategic direction for the next five years. This strategic direction will include a set of community beliefs, call to action, goals, action steps and a learner profile. Additionally, it will allow MISD to measure student learning and serve as a guide for the district as it makes future decisions regarding instruction, budgeting, staffing and facility planning.

As the district embarks on this process, all summits, documents and resources will be posted online at www.marshallisd.com for community members to stay informed. The district will provide updates throughout this process.

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