As part of its strategic planning process launched in April 2014, Community Consolidated School District 146 (District 146) is conducting a community-wide survey from May 27 through June 10. The survey will be open to all residents and businesses within the boundaries of District 146. A Community Survey will be available to those residents who do not have children in the district, while a separate survey will be e-mailed to those households that currently have a child enrolled in the district. The strategic planning process is designed to engage all District 146 stakeholder groups—including parents, employees, students, and community residents—in developing a shared future vision for the District.
“Effective education of students requires a commitment from
our entire community, and we are excited about this inclusive strategic
planning process that gives all our stakeholders an opportunity to
participate,” said Dr. Jeff Stawick, Superintendent. “This process is very different
than what most schools undertake. It is research-based, which means decisions
are based on data instead of intuition. Most importantly, this process helps us
create the future of our schools.”
The Community Survey link is available on the district’s
survey will offer residents, who do not have children in the district, an
opportunity to answer questions about their perceptions of the schools and their
vision for the future of community schools.
A separate survey will be e-mailed individually to parents
of students who currently attend District 146 schools within the upcoming week.
Additionally, District 146 employees and
students are being surveyed internally. All responses will remain anonymous. Involvement of the entire community will
result in a long-term framework for decision-making that builds upon the common
values held by the District 146 community.
ECRA Group Inc., an
independent research firm, is conducting the surveys. They will analyze
responses and prepare a Strategic Plan report for the District to share with
the community in the fall of 2014. ECRA is an established leader in the areas
of educational assessment, research, and strategic planning. Based in Rosemont,
Illinois, ECRA has over 35 years of experience helping educational
organizations across the nation better understand and document their
performance, and chart a course for the future.