The key message I delivered to FISD staff at our 2015 Convocation in August was about the importance of telling our FISD story. If we don’t tell our stories, someone else will. Unfortunately, sometimes, the stories that get told don’t involve the great things that public educators are doing to support students and make them successful.
As it turns out, there is an enthusiastic group of public educators and school boards in the Greater San Antonio area that feel the same way. They, like us, want to inspire support for our public schools and highlight the sustained, positive impact they make on students and communities. Business leaders from USAA, Toyota and CST Brands have also joined the campaign to help celebrate the wonderful, heartwarming, life-altering things happening EVERY DAY in public schools. FISD is happy to have been asked to participate in this important and worthwhile endeavor.
In addition to following our FISD webpage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, I encourage you to follow Go Public to not only learn about our FISD story but also to see, in action, the amazing story of how public education is committed to preparing students to be future ready. We are excited that our Portrait of a Floresville Graduate identifies the many attributes that Go Public highlights in their campaign. We know that our graduates will be purposeful, innovative, collaborative and have character traits that lead to their success, and we are proud to share that with the Greater San Antonio Area through Go Public.
Public education has been a vibrant, productive part of our neighborhoods and communities for generations and is critical to a democratic society. Like all public school districts, FISD opens our doors and welcomes each and every student that walks through them. These students are cared for, nourished, and enriched with new ideas and taught new things. Thank you for your valuable contributions to public education and your commitment to making FISD students future ready.