Board Goals

Board Goal #1 - Return students to in person instruction, safely, as soon as possible.

  • Given the guidance and recommendations from the Office of the Governor, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the DuPage/Will Counties of Public Health, the Board of Education will work collaboratively with the District 204 administration team to develop a plan of action to return students safely to in person instruction.
  • Through the addition of a designated return to school topic to its agenda, the Board of Education and the administration will provide updates to the community during its 2020-2021 meetings.
  • Work with administration to prioritize resources needed to help students thrive.

Board Goal #2 - Continue the Board of Education's proactive, collaborative, and on-going commitment to equity

  • In order to build our collective capacity, all Board of Education members shall participate in an equity training by June 2021.
  • Using our meeting exit slip, the Board of Education will self-evaluate our practice of using an equity lens prior to making significant educational decisions.
  • By September 2021, the Board of Education will collaborate with the administration to develop a strategic framework and process for the creation of a long-term equity plan.

Board Goal #3 - Investigate, authorize, and analyze future student populations and school capacities

  • The Board of Education will investigate and authorize a demographic study to analyze future student populations and school capacities.

Board Goal #4 - Focus on public education advocacy as it relates to our IPSD community, local, state, and federal governments.

  • Through the addition of a public education advocacy update topic to its agenda, the Board of Education will have the opportunity to discuss pertinent advocacy items at each meeting.
  • All board members are encouraged to engage in the advocacy process per board norms.
  • Speaking with a collective voice, the Board of Education will develop written position statements to effectively lobby local, state and federal government organizations and governments in order to best serve our students and school community.

Board Goal #5 - Be an efficient and effective Governing Board

  • Using a brief self-evaluative exit slip with a 4 point ranking, the Board of Education will achieve an average score of 3 or higher at each board meeting.
  • Members of the Board of Education will maintain or work toward Illinois Association of School Boards' (IASB) “Master School Board Member” distinction through attendance at state conference, participation in IASB workshops, and participation in a yearly self-evaluation.
  • The Board of Education will complete the Board Development plan as outlined by the IASB to achieve School Governance Award Recognition by 2022.