Community Meetings Scheduled for FWISD’s New Leadership Academies
Parents are encouraged to attend
A series of five community meeting are scheduled for each of Fort Worth ISD’s new Leadership Academies. These schools have been rated Improvement Required for multiple years and are now being reconstituted as “leadership academies” under a new plan unveiled by Superintendent Kent P. Scribner and supported by a $1-million-dollar gift from the Richard Rainwater Charitable Foundation, a longtime champion of public education.
The meetings are scheduled for:
- March 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Leadership Academy at Como Elementary
- March 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Leadership Academy at Logan Elementary
- March 23, 7-8 p.m. – Leadership Academy at Forest Oak Middle
- March 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Leadership Academy at John T. White
- March 27, 7-8 p.m. – Leadership Academy at Mitchell Boulevard
All these schools will hire new teachers and administrators from a pool of educators who have been identified as the most highly-qualified in the District. The new employees will receive a significant financial incentive for their three-year commitment to improve the academic outcomes at these campuses.
The schools will operate on an extended-day schedule, remaining open until 6 p.m. and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The donation from the Rainwater Foundation will pay for after-school activities and tutoring. Additional donations will pay for student uniforms.
The new Fort Worth ISD Academies will embrace a strong culture of high expectations and both teachers and students will receive a multitude of resources to make that happen. Parents are encouraged to attend the meeting at their campus to meet with Dr. Scribner and better understand this innovative plan.