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 two 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 2022-23 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. Opportunities for implementing PLTs at the Middle School will be evaluated with potential expansion in 2022-23

  2. Continue to implement structured protocols for the analysis of student work and problem-solving in Math and ELA (common local assessment data analysis, critical friends group, grade-level teaming, curriculum development, prep/planning, and instruction)

  3. Continue to build capacity for understanding norms/protocols and review student data to utilize with our teaching staff 

  4. Define the method to evaluate the PLTs initiative and strategize the best (or other) time structures for implementation

Goal 2

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

  1. Work with K-5 staff on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 6-8 teachers; “work to action,” focus on social justice

  2. Lead a curriculum audit for equity within the K-8 SS and ELA content areas

  3. Define options for expanding and diversifying our applicant pools

  4. Utilize community focus groups to illuminate diversity, equity, and inclusion needs through our parents’ and students’ voices  

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

Goal 3

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

  1. Implement Phase 1 (of 3): Staff Personal and Professional Learning using the RULER social emotional learning framework from Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
    1. Train-the-trainer 6-week online program model (Spring 2022)
    2. Administrative leadership training (July 2022)
    3. Use RULER online platform & coaching support to build a year-long professional learning plan for staff (July 2022)
    4. Follow activity schedule for Phase 1: Staff personal and professional learning
    5. Integrate RULER skills & tools with the existing middle school advisory program