After three days of campus meetings and staff development, I welcomed an energetic staff back on Tuesday at the FISD Convocation. I began by talking about being “public and proud”, highlighting the accomplishments of Texas Public Schools and FISD. My goal was for each teacher and staff member to recognize the difference they make to our students, our community and our world, to realize their impact.
I want to deliver a similar message to the parents of FISD students and the community of Floresville. Our FISD Board of Trustees believe that the public schools are the foundation of our community and that the community is a partner in preparing our students for a prosperous life.
FISD has a proven record of success. We have closed the graduation gap by 7% since 2007 and with a 98.3% graduation rate, FISD is 10 percentage points higher than the Texas average. As a public school, do we face challenges and is there room to improve? Absolutely, there is always room for improvement! I am confident, with the continued involvement of our parents and community, FISD can reach even higher heights. I am proud of our work, I am encouraged by our incredible achievements and I am optimistic about the future of Public Education.
Parents and Community, your involvement in the education process is critical to our students’ success – Know Your Impact on FISD.