Beginning in October 2012, Oak Park and River Forest High School is engaging the local community in a strategic-planning process. The planning is being led by consultant Dr. Allan Alson and a Steering Committee comprising approximately 60 members, who represent OPRF stakeholder groups. (For further information on Dr. Alson and the Steering Committee, click here.)
The result will be a five-year plan with long-term goals aimed at helping all students achieve their full potential. To create a plan that truly reflects the values and goals of the Oak Park and River Forest communities, all community members are invited to offer input. It is anticipated that the Board will approve a final plan in early summer 2013. If you have any questions about the process, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Values, Vision, Mission, and Goals
Drafts of the Values, Vision, Mission, and Goals were presented to the Board of Education on February 28, 2013. These statements are the product of the 60-member Steering Committee and a smaller writing committee, each of which have had several meetings to draft and then refine the statements based on Steering Committee feedback.
The value statements state the core beliefs and principles of everyone connected with the District and inform our actions. The vision statement answers the question, What will OPRFHS look like after we carry out the plan? The mission statement talks about how we carry the plan forward. The goals are the starting points for the task forces, which become the focus of the next phase of Strategic Planning work.
In late October and early November, 1,934 parents, students, faculty, staff, and community members took the strategic planning survey. (To download and print a paper copy of the survey, click here.) Initial results were shared publicly at the December 3, 2012, steering committee meeting. In order to ensure that the greatest number of people possible could participate, the survey deadline was extended through January 6, 2013. Updated results were presented to the Steering Committee on January 12, 2013.
- Executive Summary of Results
- Community Survey Results (Parents/Non-Parents/Staff) (December 3, 2012)
- Student Survey Results (December 3, 2012)
- Community Survey Results (January 12, 2013)
- Student Survey Results (January 12, 2013)
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey.
Roughly 200 parents, students, faculty and staff members, and community residents participated in focus groups, held throughout the fall. Results were shared publicly at the January 7, 2013, Steering Committee meeting.