Calendar of Meetings
Co-Chairs (from left): Jose Skrobot, Peter Carlson & Linda Reedy
9-17-2015 BoE Mtg
11-12-2015 BoE Mtg
12-10-2015 BoE Mtg
1-21-2016 BoE Mtg
2-11-2016 BoE Mtg
3-17-2016 BoE Mtg
4-14-2016 BoE Mtg
5-12-2016 BoE Mtg
6-16-2016 BoE Mtg
D211 Current 5-Year Plans
Instructional Vision: 2-12-2015: presentation
Facilities Plan: 3-19-2015; presentation
Financial Projection: 4-9-2015; presentation
Frequently Asked Questions
- About Community Engagement
The primary goal of a Community Engagement initiative is to gather comprehensive information from local constituents (parents, students, business owners, residents, and staff members) to inform the Board of Education and school district leadership about the many voices of people in all roles within the communities the District serves. This information and input will be used by the Board of Education and District administration to prepare a Strategic Plan document declaring and clarifying the District’s direction, priorities, and outcomes for the coming five years.
A part of the process is to conduct community-wide engagement sessions. Open to anyone in the community, these large public meetings will be held numerous times during the community engagement initiative and would enable input surrounding the assets, liabilities, and challenges facing District 211. These meetings will provide an opportunity for a two-way exchange of information and feature a presentation and work sessions focused on results and collective suggestions as a group. Community-wide engagement sessions will be conducted in an efficient manner and facilitated by trained committee members. Information obtained at each session will be documented, and used to create an executive summary to be presented to the Board of Education at the end of the Community Engagement sessions.
- Focus Group Discussions – January 19-21, 2016
High School District 211 utilized a trained facilitator to conduct several focus groups to gather input from a variety of constituent groups representative of the community. A total of 14 listening sessions, including well over 200 participants, were conducted in late January 2016. Participants included a wide variety of individuals that make up the school community including citizens at large, municipal officials, parents, students, business owners, members of the District 211 staff, and several groups representative of the resident immigrant population.
D211 Focus Group Summary
- State of the District – February 1 and 2, 2016
- Academic Programming – March 14 and 15, 2016
- Student Involvment & Wellness – April 4 and 5, 2016
- Finances & Facilities – May 2 and 3, 2016
- Surveys – June 16, 2016
Phone Survey — A sample size of 500 random phone surveys of community members were completed by Unicom•ARC (phone numbers used were from voter registration listings). The phone survey began on May 6, 2016, and 500 phone surveys were completed on May 18, 2016.
Online Survey — An online survey was posted to District and school websites from May 19, 2016 through May 31, 2016.
– Survey Summary (phone and online)
- Presentation of Findings to Board of Education – June 16, 2016
– Community Engagement Summary
– Presentation: The 211 of Tomorrow (Peter Carlson and Linda Reedy, Facilitating Team Co-Chairs)
– The 211 of Tomorrow Community Engagement Program Reports
Have a question, concern, or comment about District 211’s Community Engagement Initiative? Please drop an email to 211ofTomorrow@gmail.com.