DISTRICT: Financial woes were key issue for Carstarphen
Continued from previous page the convocation as the first of many milestones during her first year. Another milestone, the strategic plan — which lists goals for the next five years, including a 90 percent graduation rate and new college readiness programs — has received accolades from the business community.
“What we want is a worldclass education, and I think she’s the next step toward that,” said Drew Scheberle, senior vice president of education for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. “Our business volunteer leadership has been very impressed with her and her CFO.”
Carstarphen said her goal was to stop what wasn’t working, including dismantling the district’s high school redesign program and making changes to the bilingual program, and focus on the programs that were effective.