Grade Level Pre-Survey Video

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Grade Level Task Force

In July, 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 has met twice.  Our 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 has 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 are able to volunteer to be a part of a focus group to provide additional, more in-depth feedback.  The focus group will meet electronically on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 10:00 am and at 6:30 pm.  We are offering two opportunities 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 GLCR Committee

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)





Focus Group Meetings

Due to the increased number of active COVID cases, the meetings will be held via Zoom.  Also, in an effort to meet the needs of everyone who has expressed interest, we have scheduled two meetings.  (Both meetings will cover exactly the same items.)  We sincerely hope that one of the meeting choices will be at a convenient time for you to attend.

 If you have expressed an interest in serving on the grade level task force team, please contact, Dr. Abigayle Barton for upcoming meeting information. Abigayle Barton


Meeting 1

Meeting Notes:

Our Poll Everywhere results are as follows:

  • 47% of attendees selected option A, “I think we should configure our schools as grade level campuses.”
  • 32% of attendees selected option B, “I think we should change to a form of grade level campuses such as one early childhood campus and three elementary campuses.”
  • 21% of attendees selected option C, “I think they should keep campuses as they currently are.”


The link to the presentation from the first meeting :  Grade Level Configuration Research Meeting 1 Presentation
Link to the Pros and Cons we brainstormed:  Pros and Cons
Link to the research that we are going to review prior to the next meeting:  Early Grades Reconfiguration Analysis

Focus Group Meeting-Part 1
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Focus Group Meeting-Part 2
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