State Board of Education asks for public input on new Long-Range Plan for Public Education

Jan. 25, 2018

State Board of Education asks for public input on new Long-Range Plan for Public Education

AUSTIN – Help the State Board of Education set long-term goals for the Texas public schools by completing an online survey that will be used to set educational priorities.

The survey covers five broad areas:

  • The desired outcome of public education;
  • Educator preparation, recruitment and retention;
  • Equity and access to funding, technology and advanced courses;
  • Student engagement and empowerment;
  • Family engagement and empowerment.


The survey is available in English and Spanish. The English-language survey can be found at http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Long-Range-Planning-Survey and the Spanish-language survey is available at http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Encuesta-de-opini-n-p-blica-para-Texas. The survey will remain open through 5 p.m. March 2.

The board, with guidance from an 18-member steering committee, is in the process of developing a new Long-Range Plan for Public Education that will set goals through the year 2030.

Along with gathering input from Texans through the survey, the board and the Long-Range Plan Steering Committee are hosting 10 community meetings around the state. 
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Upcoming meetings are scheduled for: 

Feb. 7 – 9-11 a.m. at Region 1 Education Service Center, Fort Ringgold/Fort McIntosh rooms, 1900 W. Schunior, Edinburg.

Event registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversation-rio-grande-valley-february-7-tickets-39233097250 _______________________________________________________________________________________
Feb. 8 –  6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Region 4 Education Service Center’s McKinney Conference Center located at 7200 Northwest 100 Dr. in Houston. 

Event registration: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversation-houston-february-8th-tickets-39226591792
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Feb. 20 – 4-6 p.m. at the Travis State Office Building, Room 1-104, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin.

Event registration: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversation-austin-february-20th-tickets-42021038056
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Feb. 28 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Region 16 Education Service Center’s Panhandle Conference Center located at 5800 Bell St. in Amarillo. 

Event registration: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversation-amarillo-february-28th-tickets-41257559471 
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Advance registration for the community meetings is encouraged but not required.

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