Strategic Plan Mid-Year Review
A mid-year review of the district’s strategic plan goals for the year itemizes work specifically targeted around the five goals of Student Growth & Achievement, Learning Environment, Work Environment, Family and Community Connections, and Resources.
Many objectives were modified this year to meet the challenge of providing education in a pandemic.
Goal 1: Student Growth and Achievement
Areas of focus include: enhance English language arts instruction; implement new math curriculum for all grades; revise social studies units; enhance use of technology in instruction and review the physical education curriculum.
Goal 2: Learning Environment
Areas of focus include: Redesign and enlarge the STEM lab at Northbrook Junior High; modify the educational program to support parent choice for in-person or remote learning; explore and update universal screening and progress monitoring tools in math and reading; enhance student system of supports; create a philosophy/vision statement to guide the district’s diversity, equity and inclusion practices.
Goal 3: Work Environment
Areas of focus include: Identify areas for professional development and design learning opportunities for staff; provide support for staff and create opportunities for feedback.
Goal 4: Family & Community Connections
Areas of focus include: Enhance communication and information sharing between community and district; and improve technology tools used for outreach to parents and the community.
Goal 5: Resources
Areas of focus include: Evaluate and improve the district’s health, safety, and security systems with specific focus on pandemic mitigation strategies; improve the district’s cybersecurity systems; and, identify short-term and long-term capital improvement projects.
The district will continue to plan for next year with pandemic and post-pandemic strategies. Review the report.