Our Vision 2025 Strategic Plan

  • Every highly effective organization has a plan for growth, improvement and continued success. The Cass School District 63 Board of Education set a course to establish a strategic plan to guide the work of the Board, leadership team, teachers and staff through approximately 2025. The Board looked to our leadership team, teachers, staff, parents and our very own Cass 63 graduates to help determine our future direction.

    Through the surveys, feedback, discussion and planning that took place, the areas of Academic Growth and Achievement, Student Services and Support and Student Health and Safety emerged as the three pillars in our Vision 2025 Strategic Plan. Each of the pillars include seven underlying indicators. Progress toward each of these indicators will be monitored by the leadership team and Board, and Superintendent Mark Cross will report progress to the staff, parents and school community.

    The Board of Education is grateful for those who were able to respond and provide meaningful direction and input into the strategic plan, which was adopted in November of 2021. It is our hope that this will keep everyone in our school community – students, parents, teachers, staff and Board – rowing in the same direction toward the same goals, and that the long-term results bring forth meaningful growth, improvement and continued success in our wonderful school district.

    The Cass School District 63 Board of Education

Our Strategic Plan Pillars, Indicators, and Progress

  • Following are the three pillars in our Vision 2025 Strategic Plan, with seven underlying indicators under the drop down for each pillar. Here is our Mission and Core Beliefs and Values as well as the one-page Strategic Plan Summary. The Board of Education monitors performance toward our goals through periodic reviews, including the May 2022 Progress Review and the December 2022 Progress Review.

    An effective strategic plan requires not only clear goals and indicators of success, but also a method to monitor progress. Our method is to categorize and show progress for each pillar and indicator under the following four categories:

  • Pillar 1 - Academic Growth and Achievement

  • Pillar 2 - Student Services and Support

  • Pillar 3 - Student Health and Safety