Engage 204 is a collaborative process between the community and District 204 to ensure a strong future for the district and its students. A series of community engagement sessions explored different aspects of the district, including, enrollment, district finances, and other key issues involved in maintaining a successful educational experience for students. Key to the success of Engage 204 is the collaboration and discussion between participants, including parents, non-parents, business owners, employees, senior citizens, alumni, and other community members. Participants had the unique opportunity to share ideas and discuss topics in small groups in order to provide feedback to the Board of Education.
Key findings and recommendations were presented to the Board of Education in July 2018. As a result of this work the district is embarking on a Portrait of a Graduate, a program meant to map out the community’s expectations of the school system and strongest aspirations for our children, in the fall of 2018.