Glen Ellyn School District 41

Ignite passion. Inspire excellence. Imagine possibilities.

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LRP In the fall of the 2015-2016 school year, the district began the collaborative process to develop the district's new Long-Range Plan. This plan builds upon the work that started in 2008 during the Community Visioning Sessions. It was at this time the Vision statement of “Ignite passion. Inspire excellence. Imagine possibilities“ came to life.  Our Vision, Mission and Values serve as the foundation of the Long-Range Plan to support the Board’s commitment to keep “Children are at the heart of all decisions.” This commitment will guide the work of the district through 2021.

The Long-Range Plan guides our work as we align our resources to achieve the Strategic Priorities set by the Board of Education. The plan publicly proclaims our commitment to these priorities and the measures by which we hold ourselves accountable.

The Board of Education has established Strategic Priorities as the most critical objectives in meeting our Mission and achieving our Vision. Strategic Priorities, Indicators of Success, Key Performance Indicators, and the Action Steps will be used to establish our work and budget priorities each year and will serve as the framework to determine the success of the District into the future.

As a part of the Long-Range Plan development process, we collaboratively created a District 41 Student Profile. The Student Profile was created to provide a vision for students. It highlights the key attributes that students attain as they grow from year to year in District 41. Students are why we have a Long-Range Plan. The student profile brings this purpose into focus for the entire district. Click Here to see a video illustration of the Student Profile.

Elements of the Plan

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Strategic Priority 1: Academic Excellence – Student Learning and Academic Achievement

We will create a positive and nurturing environment which is foundational to student success. We will enhance and support a culture of academic excellence while working to close the achievement gap.

Indicators of Success

  • Prepare our students for the rigor of high school and for an increasingly global society. Establish and measure Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for academics, social/emotional learning and closing the achievement gap.
  • Champion active collaboration among staff.
  • Support and enhance student learning through technology commitment.


  • CLICK FOR PRIORITY 1 KPI's

    CLICK FOR PRIORITY 1 ACTION STEPS

Strategic Priority 2: Facilities that Enhance Student Learning

We will ensure that our facilities accommodate and adequately support current educational needs and allow for flexibility to support long-term future needs. We will continually evaluate facilities and strategically plan for the maintenance of all buildings and grounds.

Indicators of Success

Strategic Priority 3: Finances that Support Student Learning

We will realize the district’s mission while utilizing resources responsibly and efficiently. We will be respectful and mindful of taxpayers by evaluating and prioritizing spending.

Indicators of Success

  • Establish an annual budget with a five year forecast to prioritize cost containment, and use resources responsibly.
  • Engage the community relative to financial priorities.
  • Evaluate spending for fidelity, impact, satisfaction and efficiency.


  • CLICK FOR PRIORITY 3 KPI's

    CLICK FOR PRIORITY 3 ACTION STEPS
 

Strategic Priority 4: Dedicated and Talented Staff Committed to Student Learning

We will recruit, support and encourage retention of employees at all levels. We are committed to a thriving work environment that encourages staff learning, growth and to have a voice in the decision-making process. We will strive to make District 41 an employer of choice.

Indicators of Success

  • Staff is highly engaged in the work, they are proud of their work, feel valued, and are focused on the mission of the organization.
  • High quality professional development and mentoring opportunities are key to our success. Individuals are taught the skills and knowledge they need in order to be successful in their role.
  • Provide all teachers opportunities to engage the district beyond the classroom.


  • CLICK FOR PRIORITY 4 KPI's

    CLICK FOR PRIORITY 4 ACTION STEPS

Strategic Priority 5: School Community Culture and Climate to Further Enhance Student Learning

We will enhance a healthy, productive and collaborative relationship with school and district stakeholders.

Indicators of Success

  • Increase parent engagement and ensure they feel connected to the staff and to the overall school community.
  • Continuously improve a welcoming culture in each school community.
  • Continuously improve satisfaction among students parents and staff


  • CLICK FOR PRIORITY 5 KPI's

    CLICK FOR PRIORITY 5 ACTION STEPS

Strategic Priority 6: Community Engagement and Communication

We will deepen trust with the community members who live in the over 10,000 households within the District 41 boundaries through comprehensive and transparent communications. We will seek input from all District 41 stakeholders.

Indicators of Success

  • The community is informed about District 41 practices, decisions and operations.
  • Enhance the District’s understanding on the various community perspectives on school district topics.
  • Improve stakeholder and community pride in District 41.


  • CLICK FOR PRIORITY 6 KPI's

    CLICK FOR PRIORITY 6 ACTION STEPS




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