Karnes City school board approves goals for modern teaching
by Bain Serna
Nov 22, 2013 | 212 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KARNES CITY – At its Nov. 11 regular monthly meeting, the Karnes City Independent School District (KCISD) Board of Trustees approved the district’s updated goals for modern teaching and learning in the 21st century.

The KCISD “Team of Eight” (which is comprised of the school board plus the superintendent) had previously held a goal-setting meeting on Nov. 6. At that special meeting, Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) consultant Diana Freeman met with the Team of Eight to guide them through the process of drafting updated goals for the district. The goals were then formally adopted during the Nov. 11 regular meeting.

The approved and adopted district goals are:

1. KCISD will provide a culture of high expectations to create college and career ready students poised for success in the post-secondary world.

2. KCISD will provide instruction driven by the four “C’s” (critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity) that utilizes technology as a learning tool.

3. KCISD will attract, develop, and support a highly motivated teaching staff.

4. KCISD facilities will meet the needs of fluctuating enrollment and 21st century learning.

“The board and I have been dialoguing a bit about 21st century learning, and the idea of the four C’s came from an article I shared with them a while back,” said Superintendent Jeanette Winn of one of the specific goals. “I am inspired by the visionary direction our board is providing us in generating these new goals.”

Also at the meeting, the board unanimously approved to cast all its votes to nominee Benny Lyssy for the Karnes County Appraisal District Board of Directors. This nomination and voting process occurs every two years.
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