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Grade Level Task Force

In July 2020, the Board of Trustees asked the administration to begin researching the pros/cons of considering a change in grade level configurations for our elementary campuses. The task force met twice.  The first meeting was held on Monday, September 21st from 5:30-7:30 pm at the PISD Administration Building. The second meeting was held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, October 13th at 5:30-7:30 pm.  The focus group continued to gather research, data, and feedback on information about the considerations for grade level configurations  At the last meeting, impact study reports were discussed and provided to the focus group in the following areas:

  • school including staffing,
  • curriculum, instruction, assessment and accountability,
  • facilities,
  • campus culture and special populations,
  • transportation, and
  • finance.

A Parent and Community Survey and a Staff Survey was distributed to stakeholders via email, Remind, and social media.  Within the survey, stakeholders were able to volunteer to be a part of a focus group to provide additional, more in-depth feedback.  The focus group met electronically on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 10:00 am and at 6:30 pm. Two opportunities were offered for focus group members to attend to better meet availability within their schedules.


Please refer to the timeline below for more details:

September 21, 2020 – Orientation and Planning Session with Grade Level Configuration Realignment Committee (GLCR)

October 13, 2020 – GLCR Committee meets to discuss Impact Study reports

October 20, 2020 – GLCR Committee meets to study and synthesize Focus Group and Survey Data

November 2020 – Preliminary Findings and Draft Board Report – Digital Feedback from GLCR Committee (no in-person meeting with committee)

December 7, 2020 – First Board Report to Trustees at Regular Board Meeting

January 28, 2021 – Second Board Report (if needed)

Grade Level Pre-Survey Video

(former Superintendent Dr. Tanya Larkin)

Grade Level Configuration Presentation