Strategic Plan - Forward95
In the fall of 2016, District 95 embarked upon an important community engagement and strategic planning process that we call “Forward 95”. This process brought together a Strategic Planning Team - stakeholders including students, staff, parents, community members, and administration - to work together on this defining initiative to shape our school district for the next three to five years and beyond.
In March, 2017, the new strategic plan was approved by the Board of Education. Since then, the district administration created action plans to guide the district’s work and ensure it is in alignment with the plan. The strategic plan is shown below and encompasses our Mission, Vision, Values, Goals, Strategies, and Action Plans.
OUR VISION...Where We are Headed
Learners achieve personal excellence when they:
- aspire to make a positive impact on the world.
- contribute to a collaborative and diverse learning community.
- develop habits to promote self-direction and growth.
- are prepared for college, career, and/or personal aspirations.
- are continuous learners who make and fulfill life goals.
Maximize every student's growth and achievement of personal excellence.
Recruit, develop, and retain innovative staff who embrace collaboration and continuous improvement.
Engage families and community partnerships to ensure student success.
Prioritize resources to achieve the district's mission, vision, and goals.
- Goal 1: Maximize every student's growth and achievement of personal excellence.
- Goal 2: Recruit, develop, and retain innovative staff who embrace collaboration and continuous improvement.
- Goal 3: Engage families and community partnerships to ensure student success.
- Goal 4: Prioritize resources to achieve the district's mission, vision, and goals.
- Develop social-emotional competencies in every student.
- Provide a rigorous and consistent curriculum for every student.
- Enhance every student's growth by providing a system of appropriate interventions and enrichments.
- Provide every student access to personalized learning opportunities that meet their needs.
- Clarify and support district-wide expectations and practices through policies, professional development, coaching and collaboration.
- Enhance culture and morale through improved communications and collaborative decision-making.
- Using meaningful data to guide instruction, programming, and collaboration.
- Engage all community stakeholders to invest in the long-term success of students, schools, and the District.
- Foster strong partnerships with families from diverse backgrounds to promote student and school success.
- Engage community partners to extend learning and service opportunities for students and staff.
OUR PLANS...How We Will Accomplish the Work
Twenty four action plans were defined to carry out the Forward95 strategic plan.
Below are the actions plans within Forward95:
1B22-21st Century Curriculum
1C22-Tiered System of Support
1D20-Summer Learning Opportunities
2A20A-Professional Learning Communities
2A20B-Common Grading Practices - LZHS
2A22A-Common Grading Practices - K-8
2A22B-Culturally Aware Instructional Practices
2B22-Best Practices for Evaluations
2C20-Meaningful Data to Guide Practice
3A18-Community Support for LT Capital Needs
3B22-Culturally Diverse Family Partnerships
3C22-Service Opportunities within Community
4A22-School Day/Year Structure
4B18-21st Century Classroom Furniture
4B22-21st Century Facility Design
4C19A-Mobile Learning (6-12)
4C19B-District Enrollment Map
4C20A-Mobile Learning (PreK-5)
- Barb Crutchfield, Parent Representative
- Marty Cupples, Parent Representative
- Guillermina Figueroa, Parent Representative
- Grzegorz Kierat, Parent Representative
- Kate Pearson, Parent Representative
- Andrea Trudeau, Parent Representative
- Susan Dillon, Community Representative
- Steve Husak*, Community Representative
- Matt Womack, Community Representative
- Sally Kutsor *, Parent Leader Representative
- Beth Slaughter, Parent Leader Representative
- Donna Young, Parent Leader Representative
- David Gardner, Building Leader Representative
- Todd Jakowitsch, Building Leader Representative
- Claudia Mall, Building Leader Representative
- Chris Martelli, Building Leader Representative
- Melissa Pikul, Building Leader Representative
- Marie Rothermel, Building Leader Representative
- Ryan Rubenstein, Building Leader Representative
- Kathy Brown, Board Leader Representative
- Lisa Warren *, Board Leader Representative
- Kathryn Jamison *, Union Leader Representative
- Rocky Kleinschmidt *, Union Leader Representative
- Jean Malek *, Management Leader Representative
- Kaine Osburn *, Management Leader Representative
- Vicky Cullinan *, Management Leader Representative
- Jodi Wirt *, Management Leader Representative
- Laura Cohen, Staff Member Representative
- Jackie Haney, Staff Member Representative
- Liz Hedstrom, Staff Member Representative
- Michael Kaufman, Staff Member Representative
- Dana Ladenburger, Staff Member Representative
- Jenn McAdams, Staff Member Representative
- Laura Ranieri, Staff Member Representative
- Suzanne Weider, Staff Member Representative
- Amy Pine, Staff Member Representative
- Terri Williams, Staff Member Representative
- Melissa Gray, Staff Member Representative
- Grace Kinsey, Student Leader Representative
- Julia Lane, Student Leader Representative
- Collin Rasbid, Student Leader Representative
- Attend all meetings of the planning team.
- Learn of roles and responsibilities at an Orientation Meeting.
- Prepare for each meeting by reading materials aligned to each agenda.
- Conduct a data analysis of the district at a Data Retreat by reviewing key data indicators and measures to determine the district’s strengths and opportunities for improvement.
- Develop a shared understanding of the needs of stakeholder groups through a review of an environmental scan or stakeholder satisfaction data at a Data Retreat.
- Explore educational, demographic, political, economic, social, and technological impacts on the future of the district at a Vision Retreat.
- Explore research-based, effective practices of high performing districts at a Vision Retreat.
- Review and revise the district’s shared mission, vision, values/commitments and goals at a Vision Retreat.
- Provide suggestions for indicators and measures that align to monitoring and reporting district success at a Setting Direction Retreat.
- Identify key strategy gaps that are aligned to the data-based opportunities for improvement through a review of the environment scan and/or system assessment (internal audit)
- Present a draft of the plan for stakeholder review and input.
- Revise and finalize the draft of the plan based on stakeholder review and input.
- Recommend the strategic plan to the superintendent.
Community Engagement Presentations
Below are PowerPoint presentations presented by District 95 Administration during community engagement sessions in September and October, 2016. A total of eight presentations were given, two for each of the following topics: Finances & Facilities, Learning & Learning Spaces, Defining Success, and Beyond the Classroom.