When voters passed Garland ISD’s bond election in 2014, they approved a natatorium, originally scheduled in Phase 1. On Tuesday, the district’s Board of Trustees voted to move construction to Phase 4. Visit www.garlandisdbond.com to view a schedule and project updates.
Transforming bilingual education in Garland ISD, the district announced a new direction for its English Language Learners Department (ELL) during the July 19 board meeting. Bilingual LEADS, which stands for language education academic development system, aims to empower bilingual students to excel as bi-literate, bicultural, future-ready citizens. The program focuses on a late-exit model, educating students in their native language so they progress academically while acquiring English.
With a longstanding tradition of fiscal responsibility, Garland ISD ensures efficiency and effectiveness through an extensive annual budget review. The Board of Trustees also evaluates projections for the upcoming year, working with district staff to maintain GISD's standard of excellence and ability to introduce innovative programs.