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More than 800 participate in strategic review exchange; small group conversations scheduled

More than 800 students, family members, staff members and community members participated in the District 191 Strategic Review ThoughtExchange, held Sept. 21-30. The online exchange asked stakeholders to submit their thoughts and rate the thoughts of others on what it means to them for District 191 to ensure each student is future ready and community strong.

The 857 participants shared 490 thoughts and submitted more than 12,000 ratings total. 

Based on those comments and ratings, themes emerged including building community, providing tools for life, diversity, and Pathways. 

The ThoughtExchange is the first part of the District’s work to update its Strategic Roadmap, which includes the district’s mission, vision and strategic directions, and was first created in 2012 with updates in 2016 and 2018.

An interactive report showing highest rated comments, themes and more is available at

Group Conversations

The next step in the Strategic Review process will be small group conversations taking place over the next several weeks. If the ThoughtExchange was about stakeholders sharing what they think the district should do, these conversations will focus on how the district should deliver on those expectations. 

Group conversations will be held both virtually and in-person for parents/family members and for staff members, with any in-person meetings strictly following health protocols, including mandatory mask wearing and social distancing. Student meetings will only be held virtually. 

Parent/Family Engagements

  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6:30 - 8 p.m., In person at Diamondhead, conducted in English

  • Thursday, Oct. 29, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Virtual, Conducted in English

  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m., In person or virtual TBD, conducted in Somali

  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 9:30 - 11 a.m., Virtual, conducted in English

  • Meeting conducted in Spanish, Time and date TBD

To attend any of these meetings, RSVP to with which meeting you would like to attend. Links to virtual meetings and health-related protocol reminders will be sent to participants prior to the meetings.


Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:03