Strategic Plan - Executive Summary

Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect.

On February 11, 2019, the Board of Education approved the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. The plan is the result of extensive community engagement, and the thoughtful work over several months of the strategic planning team, approximately 40 stakeholders who reviewed data and community input. Here is a one-page summary of the plan.


Empower all learners to:

Aspire to reach their highest potential

Explore their passions and interests

Discover their pathway to success

Connect with each other, the community, and the world


District 34 will be an inclusive, equitable school system that provides comprehensive, authentic learning experiences to develop the whole child.

Core Values:

Growth & Aspirations: We are forward-focused on the academic and social-emotional growth of students and the professional growth of staff, and on creating the best future for our community.

Diversity, Inclusion & EquityWe embrace and welcome the differences of each member of our community and provide equitable resources to meet the needs of all learners.

Relationships & Respect: We build collaborative, respectful relationships through trust, open communication, and shared responsibility and accountability.

StewardshipWe are diligent stewards of our resources.


Student Success & Well-Being: Provide a comprehensive education that supports deep learning and social-emotional growth.

Educator Growth & Support: Attract, retain, and support quality, collaborative staff who demonstrate content expertise and provide consistent, impactful instruction. 

Parent & Community Partnerships: Build strong partnerships with families and the community to create a system of care, support, and extended learning opportunities for students. 

Resource Stewardship: Demonstrate effective and responsible use of resources.