Welcome to Austin ISD Plans
Austin ISD is taking a new approach from past long-range planning processes by working collaboratively throughout the district using a community-driven Equity by Design model.
This approach is aimed at meeting the needs of all students and ensuring that historically underserved communities are at the forefront of our decision-making.
Over the next year, we will talk about our values as Austin’s home for inclusive learning and our aspirations for the future. This discussion will inform the development of long-range plans in areas including:
- Academics & Career and Technical Education
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Safety, Security & Resiliency
- Transportation, Food Service & Maintenance
Preparing every student with the knowledge and skills to thrive in college, career and life means creating equitable access to academic programming and learning spaces that support excellence at every level.
What long-range planning is:
Long-range planning is a comprehensive process used by school districts (and other organizations) to help prepare for the future, with an emphasis on how facilities support academic programs and other needs of students, staff and the community.
Developing long-range plans through thoughtful and intentional collaboration with our school communities will:
- Create a shared vision.
- Identify historic inequities.
- Determine current and future needs.
- Establish a path of where we want to go.
- Develop strategies on how we want to get there.
These plans will ultimately help determine which improvements and new facilities are included in our next bond.
What long-range planning isn’t:
Long-range planning is not school closures. We are adopting a growth mindset and intend to double down on investments in our historically underserved communities.