Superintendent Dr. Robin Ryan recently invited state legislators to GCISD to tour several campuses and meet with students. Rep. Vicki Truitt and Sen. Wendy Davis accepted his invite, visiting classes at Timberline Elementary, Cross Timbers Middle, and Grapevine High. Both legislators took time to talk with students about their various projects and got a first-hand look at the new digital classrooms that have been implemented this year across the district.
In addition to seeing the district's implementation of technology in the classroom, the legislators were introduced to children in the two-way dual language program and shown the unique way these students are taught, both in English and in Spanish. Dr. Ryan's tour also gave the dignitaries a look at the challenges GCISD faces with the state's public school budget cuts and how the district has moved to adapt to the funding issues.
"These campus tours gave our visitors an inside look at what makes GCISD's methods of instruction unique, as well as a big picture scenario of what the district might stand to lose with the cuts to school funding," said Dr. Ryan. "We have a strong commitment to our student's education here in GCISD and I think Representative Truitt and Senator Davis came away from their visits with the first-hand information they can use as they represent our schools and district."