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Strategic Planning Timeline

Strategic Plan Team Orientation - Sept. 11, 6:30-8 p.m.
  Who are we and what are we here to do?
Environmental Scan Community Survey - Sept. 15 - Sept. 29
Strategic Plan Team Data Retreat - Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  Where are we now? What is working well and what isn't?
Community Engagement - Staff and Parent/community forums.

            Staff forums at 4 p.m.  Oct. 23 and Oct. 26
            Community/Parent forums at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 and 8:45 a.m. Oct. 26.
            Location for all forums: NBJH student cafeteria - Please enter through cafeteria entrance at rear of building.
Strategic Plan Team Vision Retreat - Nov. 13 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  Where do we want to be? How will we be different 5-10 years for now?
Setting Direction Retreat - Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  How will we get from where we are now to where we want to be 5-10 years from now?
Final Meeting of Plan Team - Feb. 22, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
 What will we recommend to the Board of Education to set future direction?

Strategic Planning Team

There are 30 Members of the Strategic Planning Team representing staff, parents, community members, board members and administrators. Click here for the membership list.
Scheduled meeting times are listed above. Download the schedule here.

Strategic Planning Process

The Consortium for Educational Change has developed an eight-step process for strategic planning. Download the illustration.

Vision 2015: Engaging in New Ways

Adopted by the Board of Education June 29, 2010, this is the most recent strategic plan. Download to view the document

Recap of Vision 2015 initiatives

Latest News

Community Forums Set of Oct. 23 and Oct. 26

A new strategic planning effort is underway in District 28, with a team of 35 members representing board/administration, staff, parents and students charting the course for the coming years.

The process is being facilitated by a regionally recognized non-profit organization, Consortium for Educational Change. The organization specializes in assisting districts develop strategic plans through an open and public process.

Residents were invited to complete a survey via website, principals’ e-news, district e-news, direct emails, social media, a post card mailer and press releases to help the team assess the current school environment. High school students at Glenbrook North as well as junior high students also participated. More than 1,200 responded to the survey. All of the responses were analyzed and reported to the Strategic Planning Team as part of a data retreat held Oct. 12.

Community Forums

Public forums are scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 23 and 8:45 a.m. Oct. 26 at Northbrook Junior High cafeteria. Staff forums will also be held.

The public is invited to help assess the district’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Each forum will last about 90 minutes.

Other Input

The Strategic Planning Team will seek feedback after each of its meetings and they progress into developing a living document that will guide the work of the district for the next several years to come. Please visit for more information.