Board members heard presentations and received reports from various educational departments highlighting the district's recent progress before adjourning into executive session to set goals for the year.
Goals for Longview ISD in 2016 include:
1.) Improving recruitment and retention of quality personnel.
2.) Improve communication with parents and the general public.
3.) All schools meeting state standard, as well as performing at state level in math and science.
4.) Improving social/life skills of Longview Early Graduation HS Students.
5.) Improving as well as maintaining district grounds and facilities.
Citing the 99 percent of Longview High School seniors having already met all graduation requirements, Ned E. Williams Elementary School earning four out of five possible distinctions on accountability ratings, and numerous other accolades the district has received over the last year, Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox said Longview ISD continues to excel.
"But there is always room for improvement," he added. "The vision of the board of trustees in setting these goals is pivotal to helping the entire district have a clear sense of where we need to go from here."