The School District 64 Board of Education approved a new five-year Strategic Plan at its April 1 meeting. The plan will guide many district decisions and direction from 2021-2026.
The plan was the result of more than six months of work involving a committee of parents, staff, administrators, community members and School Board members. In addition, district administrators met with a group of 7th and 8th graders to gain student feedback and input. The public was also involved via two surveys in March and November 2020.
The new Strategic Plan has five goals and 30 objectives under those goals. The new motto, which was revised slightly from the previous strategic plan that ended in 2020, reads “Together we discover, learn, grow and care.”
“It’s a powerful tool that will help guide us toward reaching our goals in District 64 over the next five years,” said Superintendent Eric Olson. “We’re very pleased with the work of the committee members as well as the input we received from the District 64 community. While this was a big project involving many people, now the real work begins on a variety of objectives, all based on better serving the students under our care.”
The five goals were not placed in any particular order because the committee felt strongly that each goal was equally important. The goals are:
- Maximize Resources for Sustainability
- Strengthen Relationships and Communication
- Broaden Best Practices
- Enhance Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access
- Explore Program Expansion
Progress made on each of the goals will be tracked on the District 64 website, allowing the community to track the Strategic Plan’s implementation. Updates will also be presented to the Board of Education at the completion of each objective.