Heading in the right direction

SAN BENITO — There are only two more work sessions needed to complete the San Benito school district’s Re-Imagine 2021 Strategic Plan.

Superintendent Dr. Adrian Vega said a final copy is expected to be sent to the board for approval in July.

Work on the strategic plan began as soon as Vega arrived. From the beginning he stated the plan as a main goal to realign the district.

Staff, students, teachers, community members and area officials are part of the strategic planning process.

Several groups are charged with coming up with future goals and concepts regarding all aspects of the district, including curriculum, facilities, financials and communications.

Although those categories are key to the strategic plan, another part consists of results from an efficiency and curriculum audit.

Last month, The Texas Association of School Administrators and the Texas Association of School Business Officials conducted a district-wide curriculum and efficiency study.

Vega said he should be receiving a rough draft of the efficiency audit findings by the end of this week or early next week.

“I will review it with staff to make sure that everything is accurate, send it back, then hopefully get the final draft in a few weeks,” he said.

Vega will then present the audit findings to the board.

The curriculum audit is a different story, according to Vega it might take longer to get those results.

“Because the curriculum audit is very exhaustive and comprehensive report,” Vega said. “We should get them in July.”

Vega will then go through the same process of presenting the report to the board.

The information from both studies will be used to provide a better understanding of the district.

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Work Continues

Strategic Planning Committee members will meet at San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy on Saturday, May 21 in the cafeteria. Registration/Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Strategic Planning sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at noon.