Strategic Goals

2018 Illinois School Report Card - Riverton CUSD 14




Maximize the performance of all students in each academic area
  • Design and implement a comprehensive K12 curriculum and programs that are rigorous, relevant, and informed by meaningful assessments
  • Create units of instruction that integrate 21st century skills (i.e., communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity) to enhance traditional best practices that are anchored to our comprehensive curriculum standards
  • Develop multiple common assessments for each grade and subject area to measure student growth and to inform planning and instruction
  • Administer the common assessments and analyze results
  • Ensure all academic programs maintain the highest standards and expectations for learning (i.e., the use of Dual Credit and Advanced Placement Courses)
  • Instill in students the aptitude, attitude, and life skills to lead responsible, and respectful lives (i.e., communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity)
  • Provide focused professional development with an emphasis on 21st century instruction and the understanding necessary to provide high-quality, differentiated instruction, designed to challenge thinking and improve learning
  • Creation and implementation of district curriculum standards along with corresponding K-12 alignment: 2014-2016
  • Implementation of Grade Level Meetings (GLMs) at RES: 2014-2015
  • Implementation of Professional Learning Community (PLC) principles at RHS: 2015-2016
  • Implementation of common assessments by grade level or subject area: 2016-2018
  • Evaluation of research (i.e., J. Hattie’s Visible Learning for Teachers, et al.) and analyze areas (specifically instructional strategies) of opportunity with which to maximize student learning: 2016-2018
  • Annual evaluation of implementation and practices




To achieve financial stability and fiscal integrity while aligning our financial resources to support the District 14 mission
  • Incorporate plans to increase revenues over the course of four years to a level needed to maintain a balanced budget
  • Reduce expenditures over the course of four years to a level needed to maintain a balanced budget
  • Strategically evaluate calendars, schedules, staff assignments, and roles and responsibilities
  • Generate long-range projections reflective of district initiatives, programming, and fiscal assumptions
  • Recommend short-term and long-term cost-saving strategies on an on-going basis
  • Work toward financial Recognition and remain compliant with District Policies
  • Update Long-Term Financial Projections with current information and present annually to the Board of Education during the levy process and budget adoption process and repeat annually
  • Continue to adjust the budget structure to support strategic directions and objectives, while supporting existing programs: 2014 and continue annually
  • Design and implement a Board of Education Financial Work Session in late January: 2016 and repeat annually
  • Balanced Budget: 2015-2019




Schools and student learning will be governed and supported by 21st Century systems
  • Update and maintain a commercial grade technological infrastructure
  • Design and implement ways for students and educators to access and utilize these systems to enhance learning
  • Create a tablet based platform from which K-2 students can access and leverage technology
  • Provide focused professional development with an emphasis on 21st century instruction and curriculum design that will challenge thinking and improve learning
  • Provide job-embedded coaching to support the continued implementation of effective instructional practices
  • Equip staff with the requisite skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to provide high-quality, instructional practices that leverage innovative technologies
  • Convene a technology advisory group, the Technology Leadership Council: 2014
  • iPad deployment grades K-2: 2014-2015




The school district maintains high levels of communication to engage families, while seeking and valuing family feedback and involvement
  • Design and implement a proactive system of two-way communication, using a variety of methods
  • Increase parent/family participation (mutually reinforcing activities to engage parents; parent will always be the child’s first teacher)
  • Help parents to build an understanding of how to support student learning outside of school
  • Partner with our communities and external agencies to provide support to families beyond the resources of District 14
  • Encourage pride in our school by working toward and celebrating progress
  • Create a comprehensive, integrated communications plan providing for multiple modalities to reach target audiences
  • Convene a communications committee to create a comprehensive communications plan
  • Leverage technology to increase transparency, efficiency, and quality of communication
  • Convene a community advisory board, the Riverton Advisory Council: 2014
  • Update District 14 Website: 2015
  • Systematize the Parent/Teacher Conference Process via Skyward: 2015
  • Create communications plan: 2015-2016
  • Implement communications plan: 2016
  • Evaluate effectiveness of plan and implementation with communications committee on a biannual basis following plan completion: 2016 and repeat annually