Board of Education
A Strategic Direction 2009–2012
“Becoming Future Ready”
The Board of Education of Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 entered into a goal setting process with the support of the Illinois Association of School Boards for the purpose of providing direction for a multi-year Strategic Plan to guide the efforts of the district’s administration, teachers, and staff for the next three years. The goals were intended to be visionary and compelling while also being realistic and attainable. It was the intention of the Board to hold the district fiscally accountable for its results and to challenge all of the stakeholders to achieve success at high levels in a collaborative and supportive environment. The Board goals were developed with survey and committee input obtained from students, parents, teachers, staff, and administrators. The Board goals will also be utilized as the framework for setting budgets, establishing priorities, evaluating programs, and communicating district progress to the community through the 2011-2012 school year.
The mission of Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123, as a district striving for excellence, is to ensure that each student learns the skills, acquires the knowledge, and develops the behaviors and attitude necessary to succeed in the future as a caring, responsible and productive citizen; this mission accomplished through a challenging instructional program that is consistent with the state and local goals provided by a caring and talented staff within a safe and healthy environment in partnership with the entire community.