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Stakeholders Come Together to Chart Future of District 44

Members of Connect 44 -- a 44-person team made-up of stakeholders from throughout the community--took the first step Wednesday toward designing a new future for Lombard District 44.

Wednesday was the first meeting for the strategic planning process. The team began their time together by engaging in a discussion about the "ideal graduate" of Lombard District 44. The purpose of this activity was to develop a picture of what experiences, accolades, skill sets and accomplishments students would need to attain or be exposed to throughout their time in the district in order to be best prepared for success.

This vision helped provide a clear focal point regarding the needs of students and will directly drive the work of the team over the next several months.

Superintendent Ted Stec also helped provided a current picture of the district. That was followed by the team digging into the results of the surveys that were recently pushed out district-wide as well as the results from the roundtable discussions that took place for staff on Opening Day. From that, they were able to understand the needs and priorities of staff, parent and community members and begin to populate an environmental scan that captures the strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats of Lombard 44.

An executive summary of the survey results can be found by clicking here. Members of the Connect 44 Team appreciate those of you who completed the survey.

For further meeting highlights, please click here.