District 30 Board Goals

Our Board of Education and Administrative Team work together to update our Strategic Plan annually. This work supports the District 30 Echo, our five Strategic Objectives, and it fuels the creation of three powerful Board Goals that reflect what is most important this year. Goals are closely monitored in order to ensure their progress and completion.

District 30 Echo

District 30 exists to create a community that craves learning, fosters resiliency, and cares deeply for every child.

We honor childhood and foster intellectual, physical, and social-emotional growth.

We value:

  • Accepting responsibility for all students
  • Maintaining strong relationships and collegiality
  • Implementing child-centric practices

We will Succeed by Realizing District 30's Strategic Objectives:

  • Create rich learning experiences and dynamic environments that promote student growth, cultivate inclusivity and equity, build a culture of innovation, and prepare all students to be productive global citizens.
  • Maintain a healthy, financially stable position.
  • Ensure facilities and systems contribute to an optimal educational experience.
  • Recruit, hire and retain the highest quality staff and provide coordinated professional development.
  • Establish and maintain continuous open exchanges of ideas and information with all stakeholders, both internal and external, to foster relationships, collaboration, and understanding among our entire learning community.

Our progress on our Strategic Objectives is informed by our Key Statistics Document.

District 30's 2023-24 Board Goals

Our Board Goals continue as our other major areas of focus for the year.

Goal 1

Increase District 30’s capacity to systemically collaborate within grade-level teams to execute the cycle of continuous instructional improvement by: 

  1. Continue to build capacity for understanding norms/protocols and reviewing student data to utilize to inform and grow teacher practices

  2. Embed equitable and inclusive practices to differentiate learning experiences for all students to grow and achieve; ensure alignment with best-practice instruction, resources, and professional learning for teaching staff

  3. Continue to evolve our K-5 PLT structure to define comparable practices in both ELA and Mathematics

  4. Continue to evolve our PLT structure to generate collective efficacy around team curricular development

Goal 2

Strengthen a sense of belonging through diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts that foster positive climates across District 30.

  1. Foster a more inclusive learning community by developing staff expertise to support diverse learners through differentiated instruction and culturally supportive teaching

  2. Evolve the Equity Task Force and consider expanding stakeholder representation to inform staff development options

  3. Evolve our curricular review process and integrate the equity lens within the Research, Design, and Implementation model

  4. Nurture a responsive and inclusive culture amongst students, staff and families that values diverse perspectives and cultivates community engagement

  5. Define and begin implementing options for bolstering our applicant pools

  6. Continue to share the District Purpose Statement and commitments to equity

  7. Maintain clear communication of our school-related, age-appropriate belonging work

  8. Communicate that District 30 utilizes a continuum of services based upon student needs (e.g., emphasize that SLE is simply a part of our continuum, gifted education is on that continuum, outplacement, etc.) 

Goal 3

Foster emotionally intelligent schools where students and staff feel safe to learn and perform at their best.

  1. Implement the RULER (Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating emotions) student roll-out as the District Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum
  2. Develop a Charter for District Office/Administration