On January 20, UT University Charter and UT Elementary kicked off their strategic planning sessions with stakeholders from both districts convening to begin the process. Members from both boards, parents and facility representatives along with classroom and district staff came together to start the process to outline the directions of each district for the coming years.
The first meeting started with a history and timeline of each district. Understanding the creation and progression of our districts established a foundation on which the attendees can look to the future. UT University Charter School first started enrolling students in 1996 partnering with residential treatment facilities to serve the youth in their care. UT Elementary opened its doors in East Austin in 2003, looking to meet the needs of neighborhood families from what had been historically underperforming schools.
Over the next few months, the committees will meet separately to develop plans for each district and reconvene to share the new plans.