The original Strategic Design Process began in the Sycamore Community School District in October 2001. At that time, former Superintendent Dr. Robert Hammon and a future-focused Board of Education began a planning process that involved approximately seventy-five people who represented a cross section of our entire school district and community. Their dedicated work evolved into the District’s first strategic design plan. Key components of the strategic design involved our beliefs and values, mission and vision statements, and exit learner outcomes for our students. As a result, this document has served the District well as it has been the foundation for all planning and decision making.
We are all aware that our world is in a time of rapid change that certainly creates major implications for our students and the society that they will encounter. In an effort to prepare our students for the future, the District 427 Board of Education commissioned a public engagement process to update the original strategic design. A task force of approximately eighty people came together on October 9, 10, and 11, 2008 to effectively plan to ensure that our students continue to be prepared for their futures. As a direct result, the following document demonstrates our desire to be a values-based, future-focused, and strategy-driven school district. As in the past, District 427 will set goals that are aligned with this document.