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GCISD: Taking the LEAD Community Presentation

State of the District-Spring 2012
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Transcript of GCISD: Taking the LEAD Community Presentation

GCISD: Taking the LEAD
Think Back
1970
1980
If we are going to prepare our students for life and work in the world that awaits them beyond school, rather than the world we knew when we grew up, we must rethink traditional schools, we must rethink learning, we must rethink teaching – and we need to do it now!
– Teaching the Digital Generation
by Frank S. Kelly, Ted McCain, Ian Jukes
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
1965
10-year Strategic Plan
Objectives designed to meet
students' educational needs
today and for the next decade
7
Core
Strategies

Personnel
Learning Plan
Curriculum
Communication
Finance
Technology
Facilities
It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts...it is to teach them to think.
– Robert M. Hutchins
American Educator and Writer
4 Strategic
Objectives

1960
Class of 2021
world that awaits them
not the world
we knew
rethink
If we are going to prepare our students for life and work in the world that awaits them beyond school, rather than the world we knew when we grew up, we must rethink traditional schools, we must rethink learning, we must rethink teaching – and we need to do it now!
– Teaching the Digital Generation
by Frank S. Kelly, Ted McCain, Ian Jukes
think
now!
Citizenship
Respect
Community
Contribute
The function of education is to teach
one to think intensively and to think
critically...Intelligence plus character -
that is the goal of true education.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Intelligence plus character
Thoughtful management of district resources
Expand opportunities through partnerships with community
Create
Collaborate
Communicate
Critical Thinking

Personalized Learning
Plans for Students
Relevant Technologies
Citizenship and Respect
Contributions to local
and global community
1 cent
18 cents
3 cents
17 cents
1 cent
8 cents
2 cents
2 cents
1 cent
3 cents
5 cents
40 cents
How is your dollar spent in GCISD?
=
Net of TIF
Budget Cuts to date and Future Planning
Approx. 40 positions
Another 10.5 positions budgeted but not filled
Reduced campus & department budgets
Loss of block scheduling at high schools (staff intensive)
No employee raises for two consecutive years
Switch health plan provider from self-funded to state plan
Outsourcing night cleaning at elementary campuses
Adding advertising on school buses to increase revenues
Using creative payment procedure to realize rebates
Continue streamlining programs, departments and staffing
for efficiency
1955
1985
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