On July 12, 2016, the Board of Education adopted the following shared vision for the district.
Create a positive learning environment for all District 97 students that is equitable, inclusive and focused on the whole child.
This vision was developed over the course of several months by community members who engaged in a positive and productive dialogue with each other and the district about the preferred future we want for all of our students. Many of these same community members then joined the Superintendent’s Advisory Panel (SAP), which is comprised of a cross-section of stakeholders who worked closely and collaboratively with the district to identify the two areas or “big rocks” in which we must make progress in order to be successful. These areas include:
- Educating the whole child by ensuring all systems, structures and processes within District 97 reflect an understanding of what it means to support the successful development of each and every student.
- Establishing a comprehensive system of support for all District 97 staff, especially teachers.
This site will be used to keep the community apprised of the work being undertaken in conjunction with the vision and “big rocks,” and also share details about the activities being undertaken to help every child we serve learn, grow and achieve. We will update it on a regular basis to keep people informed about our efforts to support the vision and contribute to the success of all students.