Planning the big-picture future goals of Forest Park schools will take place Tuesday, July 1, in a public strategic planning meeting of the board and administration, the district announced.

The board meets every summer to hash out goals and strategies before the school year begins. They met this past Saturday, said Asst. Superintendent Ed Brophy.

The board uses a framework of six core values to create goals for the district. The values are: continuous improvement for each child; communication; character education; clean, safe facilities; teacher quality; and fiscal stewardship. The board sets goals and a rubric to measure whether goals are met. The district administration sets up strategies to reach the goals.

The board also talks about the district’s vision and mission at this big-picture meeting.

Public comments are welcome, but the board does not have a conversation with the public. A citizen advisory committee is in place to bring community concerns to the administration.

The current strategic plan is on the district website here:

The District 91 school board strategic plan meeting takes place at the district offices, 424 Desplaines Ave. at 6:30 p.m. 

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