D51 Vision & Long Term Plan

D51 Vision

"Engage, Equip and Empower our learning community today for a limitless tomorrow"

What does it mean?

  • Engage learners where they are individually and guide them on a challenging path at their own pace.
  • Equip learners with the educational tools they need to succeed as lifelong learners and community members.
  • Empower learners to find their own place in life and feel their education has prepared them for every stage of life.

Our learning community encompasses everyone and everything involved in learning – students, educators, parents, school environment, etc. What we do today should pave the way for future graduates to leave school prepared for any challenge.

 

How was the vision created?

The vision was created through a year-and-a-half-long process that involved gathering input from 16 stakeholder groups and hosting two community meetings this past fall with nearly 50 attendees. A subgroup of school staff and community members created a draft vision by condensing input from these gatherings into one statement: “Engage, Equip, and Empower our learning community today for an unlimited tomorrow.”

 

How was the vision vetted by the community?

The survey was sent in an email to all district parents and staff, and 30 paper copies were delivered to all D51 middle and high schools for students to complete. The survey link was also shared on social media and in newsletters. The final vision, which changed "unlimited" to "limitless" came from the input offered by the survey's 2,143 respondents (see right). Students in particular preferred limitless over unlimited.

 

How will the vision be used?

The vision will serve as a reference point for decision-makers during strategic planning in the district for at least the next five years. This spring and summer, the D51 School Board will adopt a list of behaviors and core work needed to make the vision a reality.

Plan
Long Term Plan

The Board of Trustees approved the long term plan for the years 2012-2017 on Tuesday November 13, 2012. The plan is made up of five distinct goals:

Goal 1: increase student growth and achievement in Literacy, Math, Science and social studies by focusing on curriculum, and instruction and by assessment.

Goal 2: Promote shared responsibility for student learning through students, schools, families, and community members working together.

Goal 3: Ensure effective educators and high quality leaders throughout the District.

Goal 4: Improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness through increased accountability and communication.

Goal 5: Promote public awareness and community support for public education.

The goals and objectives emphasize that community input will continue to be incorporated as the plan evolves and as action plans are developed. View or download the complete goals, strategies, and objectives that were adopted in November here.

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