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District/Strategic Planning
Dripping Springs ISD carefully aligns annual planning at all levels to ensure that the district is moving forward as a cohesive organization. Goals are developed at multiple levels, each with evaluative properties. The community is heavily involved with Dripping Springs ISD, both at the campus level and the district level, and input from parents is considered during planning processes. District leadership is committed to transparency in all areas, including planning. 

DSISD Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2016-21

Strategic Plan Summary

Introductory Video

Frequently Asked Questions


Dripping Springs ISD engaged in a comprehensive planning process to guide the future of the district, its schools, students and staff during 2014 and 2015.

In the summer of 2014, stakeholders from across the district gathered to provide their insight and input into the design of the elementary school and middle school that had been approved as part of the bond program that May.  The ideas and priorities that emerged from the design process led into a strategic planning effort that pulled in other members of the Dripping Springs community and DSISD.  Throughout 2015, all input was compiled and organized by the district’s Visionary Leaders, or administrative team, into a guiding document.  The Board of Trustees approved the strategic plan’s goals and objectives in July, 2015, and a complete document that includes all action steps was developed by Visionary Leaders in the fall of 2016.

Board Planning
Each year the DSISD Board of Trustees re-evaluates and adopts its Core Beliefs, Core Commitments, Vision and Mission. The Board's Core Beliefs, Core Commitments, Vision and Mission reflect the long-term direction for the district. The following document was updated in the summer of 2015 and adopted August 25, 2015. 

District & Campus Improvement Plans
Each year, all DSISD campuses and the district as a whole develop plans to address annual goals. These plans use the Strategic Plan as a foundation, then incorporate new developments or campus-based goals. They serve as guides for decision-making throughout the year.

District Improvement Plan

2016-17 District Improvement Plan

Campus Improvement Plans
Dripping Springs Elementary School
Walnut Springs Elementary School
Rooster Springs Elementary School
Dripping Springs Middle School
Dripping Springs High School

Facilities Planning
DSISD's Long-Range Facility Planning Committee was re-established in August of 2013 and met throughout the fall. The group was comprised of community members, parents, faculty, and district administrators. The team was charged with visualizing and planning for moderate- and long-term district instructional and auxiliary facilities, and ultimately making recommendations to the Board of Trustees for future facilities. LRFPC members studied enrollment trends, evaluated the status and capacity of current facilities, compiled a list of facility needs, and prioritized projects on the list. Results from the work of the LRFPC will be turned over the the Bond Steering Committee, which made a recommendation to the DSISD Board of Trustees for a bond referendum that passed in May of 2014.

In summer of 2014, members of numerous stakeholder groups in Dripping Springs ISD formed a "Visioning Team" that met for two full work days to create strategies that would provide direction for the learning that will occur both in the two new instructional facilities slated for construction by 2017 and will fulfill the DSHS Profile of a Graduate for all students in the district.

Visioning Team Strategies (Summer 2014)

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