Golf School District 67 Strategic Plan 2016-17 through 2019-20
Strategic Plan Page 4
To the Golf School District 67 Community:
Golf School District 67 has a long-standing reputation of excellence and prides itself on its diversity and small size. Approximately 650 students
attend two schools: Hynes Elementary (preK-4th grade) and Golf Middle School (5th-8th grade). Located in northern Cook County, students live
in the villages of Morton Grove and Niles. Our students move on to Niles North High School in District 219 where academics focus on college and
career preparation. Golf School District 67 and District 219 work collaboratively to align curriculum and services to serve our diverse student
In order to continue improving the quality of education and services provided by the District, we must focus on clear goals and the strategies that
provide a path to reach them. This Strategic Plan will guide the direction of Golf School District 67 through the 2019-20 school year.
This plan is a synthesis of outcomes from planning and focus group meetings held throughout the spring of 2016. These meetings included
administrators, board members, community members, families, and teachers. Importantly, the plan reflects the direction of our Classrooms First
Collaboration with Niles Township High School District 219 and Skokie/Morton Grove School District 69.
The Plan has four goal areas:
● High quality teaching and learning-Implement a 21
Century Learning Environment that is active, rigorous, and fosters student engagement.
● Financial Stewardship
● Safe and Secure Learning Spaces to Support 21st Century Learners
● Community and District Relations
Within each goal, objectives, strategies, and time lines complete the plan. In addition, a management guide describes responsibilities, needed
resources, indicators of success, and data collection strategies. These components of the plan are flexible to meet unforeseen events.
The Plan addresses the major issues that will determine the direction of the district’s efforts over the coming years. In concept, the goals and
objectives represent a journey of growth for the district. The strategies reflect the means for focusing the energy and resources of the district.
Progress reports of the plan will be prepared on a regular basis. In addition, detailed reports will be shared about outcomes.
The transformation in instructional focus and practice will require significant effort and investment as teachers receive professional development
and learn how to implement what they have learned.
The Plan is optimistic and challenging. It builds on the foundations laid down over the past several years including the transition to the Common
Core State Standards, the Classrooms First Collaboration, significant upgrades to the district’s technology resources, changes in the math and
science curriculum, and the financial stability and streamlining that the district has achieved so far.
I look forward to this exciting journey as we work together to benefit our children, our future.
Dr. Beth Flores, Superintendent