What is the System of Great Schools?
- The System of Great Schools is the development of a collaborative vision between the community and the school district to innovate and support choice options to enable all families to ensure that all students are sitting in seats in high performing schools.
- Districts involved in the SGS Technical Network are working to create opportunities within their communities to create a shared vision of what a "great school" looks like. Once that vision is established then thoughtful actions will be developed to provide families with increased and better educational options for their children. The bottom line is innovative thinking to enable more students to sit in seats in better schools.
What other districts participate in System of Great Schools?
What is the district’s vision for implementing SGS? What goals does the district expect to meet as a result of implementing SGS?
Lubbock ISD will engage in the SGS work to increase the number of quality seats available to students and attenuate barriers to high-quality options for families. Guided by SGS philosophies and supports, Lubbock ISD plans to innovate the existing educational ecosystem in the District by strategically incorporating the four SGS levers to improve outcomes for ALL students. Our mission is to nurture, develop and inspire Every Child Every Day. To actualize this end, the District will take school actions and continuously improve district supports to align with existing TEA initiatives such as Lone Star Governance, A-F accountability, and System of Great Schools.
What are the existing strategies to achieve those goals?
The creation of the Office of Innovation will directly facilitate the implementation of the tenets of SGS. Through innovation and collaboration, this strategic and synergistic approach to education focused on outcomes and guided by equity, excellence, efficiency, and choice, will lead to quality options for all students.