Quintin Shepherd, Superintendent, Victoria ISD
Susanne Carroll, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability, Victoria ISD
Sherri Hathaway, Risk Manager, Victoria ISD
Regina Bryan, Health Services Coordinator, Victoria ISD
In response to the COVID-19 scourge, school facilities physically closed, but instruction needed to continue for 13,800 students — without a 1:1 program or widespread community connectivity. On a more fundamental level, students needed to be fed seven days a week. With no other options at its disposal, the superintendent and his team engaged in a collaborative decision-making and planning process and wrote their own playbook: The VISD Safe Start, Strong Start Plan.