Board approves redesign plans


The Ector County ISD Board of Trustees approved School Action Fund Redesign plans for Noel and Lyndon B. Johnson elementary schools and Wilson and Young Middle School Tuesday.

Noel, LBJ and Wilson & Young received School Action Fund Planning Grants during the 2020-2021 school year. 

The approval of these plans will allow these campuses to apply for the School Action Fund Continuation Grants to provide additional funding to implement their plans

during the 2021-2022 school year and beyond, supplemental agenda material said.

Personalized instruction, with a focus on Blended Learning is a key component of this work. Blended Learning is defined as a student having some control, in some manner, over his or her own learning, the recap said. The plans also provide for social-emotional support of the whole child — through mental health supports and after-school enrichment opportunities.

On a separate item, ECISD will be applying for the TEA Pre-K Waiver, although it provides full-day prekindergarten for 4-year olds, it wanted to have the option of hiring non-certified teachers to serve the 3-year old students who will attend pre-K at the YMCA. 

The YMCA teachers will have a Texas Rising Star certification and will be coached by a certified ECISD Curriculum Specialist, supplemental agenda material said.

The board also heard an update on a redesign of the instructional support model to better align with the strategic plan and meet the needs of campuses and teachers, agenda material said. The integrated approach

to teacher support and growth will afford ECISD a more systemic and targeted approach to teacher development.