During the weekend of February 17 and February 18, 2023, nearly 30 district parents, students, community members, teachers, administrators, and school board members participated in a strategic planning retreat facilitated by retired Illinois superintendent and author Jim Burgett. The group reviewed the previous strategic plan and worked together as both small groups and a large team to develop the following mission, belief statements, and strategies that will be implemented in the IVC School District. The Strategic Plan was formally approved by the IVC School Board at their February 28, 2023, School Board meeting. The district followed the approval of the five action committees highlighted in the "We Will" section of the strategic plan. These committees will work to develop strategies to fully implement the revised strategic plan.
Engage I Inspire V Empower C Achieve
Children are the top priority in the educational process.
Every child should have the opportunity to reach their greatest individual potential.
Every human being is unique, has worth, and can learn.
Successful education is built upon an appreciation of diversity and a commitment to meet individual needs.
Children and staff excel in a supportive, healthy, safe, and positive environment.
Our staff should be engaged, knowledgeable, supportive, and passionate.
Successful education is the result of communication, collaboration, continuous improvement, accountability, and trust among students, staff, families, and communities.
A positive work ethic, pride, ownership, a sense of belonging, and building self-esteem is valued.
An exemplary school district maintains the trust and support of its community through sound fiscal responsibility and accountability.
Shared mission and goals set clear direction and are essential when decisions are made for allocating resources of people, time, and money.
Maintain an environment that is positive, healthy, safe, and accessible.
Develop a diverse curriculum that empowers students and staff to accomplish our mission.
Attract, retain, empower, develop, and reward a highly effective diverse staff.
Provide facilities consistent with our mission and with the needs and growth of our community.
Provide an effective communication and collaboration system among students, staff, family, community, and public.