Board Strategic Vision 2017 Web Portal
This web portal is a resource that will display information and resources regarding the North Shore School District Board of Education’s Strategic Vision that will be implemented over the next few years.
Board Strategic Vision Timeline
In October 2017, the Board directed the District's administrative team to create a timeline that details when further information will be developed and when Board decisions will be made. On November 28, the Board officially adopted an updated version of the Timeline that is linked below:
STRATEGIC VISION COMMUNITY MAILER
This fall, the District 112 Board of Education made significant decisions to address the District’s long-standing academic, financial, and facilities challenges. This community mailer details many of the steps that have been and will be undertaken as a part of the implementation of the Board's Strategic Vision.
Board Strategic Vision Frequently Asked Questions
The District has created an FAQ with additional information on the approved boundaries for the 2018-2019 school year as a part of the Board approved Strategic Vision. In the coming weeks and months, the District will release additional information regarding this and other aspects of the Board Strategic Vision.
School Transition Activities and Planning
School leadership from Edgewood and Elm Place; Lincoln and Indian Trail; and Red Oak and Sherwood have presented transition plans and upcoming transition events to the Board of Education and parent community.
SEVERAL CHANGES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED WITHIN THE NEXT TWO SCHOOL YEARS INCLUDING:
- The adoption of Full-Day Kindergarten at all elementary schools beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.
- The closing of Elm Place Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
- The Administration will present to the Board plans to close Green Bay at the end of the 2018-19 school year and relocate the Early Childhood Center and Administration Offices.
- The Administration will present to the Board new proposed school boundaries to be implemented at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, in a manner that balances the goals of minimizing disruption to current students, maximizing savings and equalizing class sizes across the District.
- The relocation of the Sherwood Dual Language students to Red Oak School and Red Oak Monolingual Students to Sherwood at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
North Shore School District 112 Board of Education President, Eric Ephraim, statement on Oct. 3, 2017, regarding the adoption of the Board’s Strategic Vision:
"The approval of the Board’s Strategic Vision is an important step forward for the District 112 Community,” said Mr. Ephraim. "The development of the Board’s strategic vision follows years of extensive feedback from the community and countless hours of analysis done by administrators and citizen committees. School closures are never an easy decision, and it’s not something this board has taken lightly. The District is committed to implementing these changes with care and diligence. The board believes that Full-Day Kindergarten is vitally important to further enrich our young learners and that the changes to the Dual Language program will lead to better teacher collaboration and program development. These changes are intended to ensure that the District optimizes its resources and is in a better position to foster greater student success. ”