On March 20, Governor Pritzker announced that the closure of Illinois schools will extend through April 7. In addition, a shelter in place order is in effect from March 21 at 5:00 p.m. through April 7. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, our buildings will be closed. Staff will be available to answer the phone remotely between the hours of 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Please call your child’s school if you have questions or concerns.
In District 303 we use four strategic commitments to guide our continuous improvement efforts both at the district level, and in our schools.
We will provide our students with innovative learning experiences that prepare them for post-secondary careers and higher education. What students learn today will need to be transferred to unknown and uncharted experiences, challenges, and opportunities in the future. Digital learning, college and career readiness skills, and engaging curriculum at all grade levels play a part in preparing our students to contribute and find success in a rapidly changing world.
We are committed to hiring and retaining high quality staff members. The research is clear, the single most impactful influence on student learning and achievement is the quality of the educator designing and providing the day-to-day learning experiences for students. When students have access to highly qualified staff who are passionate about their calling, they benefit from a chance to ask questions, show their creativity, and work collaboratively to solve problems.
We are responsible stewards of the resources in District 303 designated by and for our community. The demographics and student population in our district continue to change over time. On an annual basis, the School Board strives to align a balanced budget, infrastructure and resources to support the instructional programs and needs of the community across the District.
Outreach and community engagement opportunities keep District 303 residents informed about our mission, vision, programs, services, and use of resources. It is imperative that we provide opportunities for parents, community members, business leaders, and intergovernmental partners to regularly engage in the activities of schools and students.