Goal 1: Student Performance

  • Increase rigor of curriculum at all levels and assure close alignment with Illinois Learning Standards.
  • Design or obtain assessments to document student achievement in reading, math, language arts, science, and social science and to identify student learning needs in those areas.
  • Develop action plans for students in the “does not meet” and “academic warning” categories and monitor progress.
  • Build district, school and staff capacity to support the diverse needs of all learners.
  • Develop plans to allocate resources based on student need.

Goal 2: Fiscal Responsibility

  • Identify areas to reduce cost with minimal negative impact on students.
  • Pursue additional sources of revenue.
  • Use new software to audit/adjust budget quarterly.
  • Investigate financial projections in anticipation of contract negotiations with staff.

Goal 3: Facilities Maintenance

  • Prioritize building maintenance issues within current budgetary constraints.
  • Complete required health life safety study and take necessary steps to comply with findings.
  • Ensure safety of students on district buses by pursuing method of communicating with drivers while on routes.
  • District will lease 10 buses for regular routes and one small bus for Pre-K route during 2005-2006 school year. Nine buses will be new.
  • District will retain two buses for spares and sell the others through sealed bids.

Goal 4: Communication

  • Continue to update and expand web sites.
  • Develop and implement plan to increase communication opportunites with various groups.
  • Assess the need for and feasibility of a single telephone system.