Community Unit School District 201 is a PreK-12 school district serving approximately 1255 students. Located in DuPage County, about 20 miles west of Chicago, our district serves Westmont, Clarendon Hills, and Downers Grove families.
Superintendent Kevin Carey initiated a community-informed strategic planning process to guide us toward the future. The process is being led by a wide range of community stakeholders.
Strategic planning is built on the foundation of continuous improvement based on key questions:
- Where are we now? (How would you describe what is working and what needs attention? What are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as described by data, information and perceptions?)
- Where do we want to be? (What are your best hopes for the future? What do you want to be different 5-10 years from now compared to what it is currently? What is the preferred future?) 3.
- How will you get from where you are to where you want to be? (What will everyone do differently to get improved results? What research-based strategies will you implement with fidelity? How will what you do drive your professional development planning and implementation?)
- What are you learning? (How will you be certain that your implementation of the research-based strategies are adding value and improving your results? How will you monitor and report your progress?)
Activities and Timeline