VISIONING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ's)
Why Should I Get Involved in the Visioning Process?
Q: I'm a homeowner in the District, but I don't have any children in Bandera ISD. Why should I get involved in the Visioning process?
A: Quality schools are known for maintaining property values. It's a small investment of time to ensure that our schools are focused on long-term educational excellence and are preparing students for an ever-changing world.
Q: I'm a teacher and I don't have an extra minute to spare. What good is my voice in this process? Won't District administration just make all the decisions?
A: Bandera ISD is spending an entire semester working to capture the voice of every stakeholder group – students, parents, teachers, staff, alumni, community members, and business leaders. Visioning is your opportunity to be heard, and your voice matters.
Q: I'm a Bandera ISD student and I know some things need to change, but is anyone really listening to me?
A: Yes, Bandera ISD is committed to listening to its students. The District must hear from students and former students as well. No one else can share your perspective. We need you!
Q: I'm a Bandera ISD employee who has kids in the District. If I speak up during the Visioning process, will my work reputation or my students' reputation at school be impacted?
A: An experienced, professional consultant is responsible for collecting and analyzing all feedback. Employees, even those with children in the District, should feel free to share their honest opinions, worry free. Those who are still concerned can take part in those parts of the visioning process that are completely anonymous, including the Visioning Questionnaire.