Define 109
  • Current Mission:Current Vision

  • Define 109 is an initiative to refresh the mission and vision of Deerfield Public Schools District 109, and then create a strategic plan to get us where we want to go. In this listening phase, we want to hear from you. The voice of every student, staff member, parent/guardian, and community member matters in forming this definition.

    In October, survey feedback was collected from hundreds of middle school students and our staff. We held one virtual and three in-person community feedback opportunities as well. In November we launched the first of two ThoughtExchange opportunities that will help shape the vision work that lies ahead. The second ThoughtExchange question was launched in December based on the results of feedback collected.

    Now in 2022, we are shifting to the drafting phase of Define 109. A study session will be held by the Board of Education on January 21st to evaluate the feedback thus far and begin to draft our refreshed mission and vision.

    Thank you for your devotion and passion to the students of this district and for the important role you will play in helping Define 109.

  • Where We Are Now (Jan): Study Session To Interpret Data From Feedback Groups
  • What Happens Next: Draft of Mission & Vision Presented at Feb BOE Meeting Scheduled for Thursday 2/17

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