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September 1, 2019

As I enter my fifth year as Superintendent of Skokie – Morton Grove School District 69, I am constantly reminded of how incredible our district is and the 2018- 2019 school year was no exception. Our Classrooms First (CFC) partnership, now in its sixth year with District 219, has already resulted in impressive academic growth, especially in the area of mathematics. The District continues to proudly build Community School partnerships that holistically support our students and engage their families, while building a strong sense of community and community pride. Our five-year Strategic Plan will enter the final year in 2019-20, having served as a successful road map, guiding decision-making and framing our continuous improvement. Most importantly our students are thriving within an engaging school community. As we look forward to 2019-20, I would like to highlight three main areas.

Early Childhood: In partnership with Infant Welfare Society of Evanston (IWSE), District 69 launched the Ready For Success network to support families with children aged birth to 5 years old by providing quality learning experiences through a home-based program for 0-3 year olds and a play-based preK program for 3-5 year olds.

Lincoln Construction: We are excited to enter into the next phase of the District 69 Master Facility Plan and to continue to provide the very best for all students in our district. As part of our Master Facility Plan, the District has been engaged in discussions about how to address the major needs at Lincoln.

Strategic Plan 2020-2025: During the final year of our current Strategic Plan, one of the major focus areas is the development of a new five-year plan. The process will include a series of stakeholder focus groups during the early fall, which will include staff, parents, community members, community partners, and students. Additionally, a survey will be administered during the fall to augment the data gathered from the focus groups.

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With Gratitude,
Dr. Margaret Clauson