THE STARTING POINT
A NEW WAY FORWARD
Over the last year, we have listened to and learned from thousands of students, teachers, principals, district staff, families, business partners, and community members. We visited campuses, toured departments, attended sporting events and student activities, sent surveys, and hosted focus groups. Across our community, a common theme emerged: Aldine is a wonderful school district with a history of success — and there is genuine excitement for what is to come.
The feedback we received ultimately shaped A New Way Forward, Aldine Independent School District’s five-year strategic plan. This plan was developed to ensure all of our students have access to high-quality schools and learning experiences that prepare them for their futures.
To meet this goal, we need to ensure the lessons taught in our classrooms are dynamic and innovative and prepare students for success in life, the cultures of our schools celebrate the diversity of our students and communities, staff members feel supported and appreciated, systems and functions are aligned to support student achievement, and stakeholders are informed about our progress and successes.
Throughout this document, you will see a new vision, mission, guiding principles, and strategic priorities for the district. More than just a set of words, this document outlines our new way forward.
The goals, measurements, and specific tasks to implement the priorities will come to fruition over the next five years and will be introduced and communicated broadly. Our strategic plan is a dynamic document that will change and evolve as we define strategies and actions that support our commitment to ensuring all students will graduate from Aldine ISD with more than a high school diploma. They will graduate with choices and opportunities.
I look forward to working with you throughout our journey ahead.
Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney
Superintendent of Schools