Creating a Vision for the Future
When District 230 Superintendent Dr. Robert J. Nolting was announced as the next superintendent for District 230 in Spring 2021, he immediately began a listening tour to hear what students, parents, teachers, support staff, and community members saw as the future of the district. With the School Board's full support, he also implemented a community input process to answer the question, "what are the most important things to focus on as we prepare students for their future?"
An online engagement opportunity provided a wide range of input from the community. A 75-member committee analyzed the online results and engaged in dialogue to begin to draft mission and vision statements.
The committee's work was then shared back out with the community for another round of online input. All of the results were then reviewed by the School Board and District Leadership Team resulting in a new mission, vision, and strategic pillars. Throughout the 2021-22 school year, committee work has taken place to develop specific goals within the pillars including metrics to measure success. Those goals will inform the District and School Improvement Plans that will guide our work into the future.