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Hawthorn Joins with Center for Educational Change 
to Develop Strategic Plan
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During the October 28, 2013 meeting, the Hawthorn Board of Education agreed to work with the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) to develop a strategic plan for the District. CEC will assist us in gathering input from the wider community, and then outlining our District’s vision, goals and priorities. This process, which is expected to take three or four months, will then support any decisions about the organization of our district, including which schools students attend.

Based on the new timeline, the Reorganization Committee is expected to use the directives formed during the Strategic Planning process to then work with the Superintendent to develop any reorganization recommendations by April 2014. Any changes would be developed and communicated to parents during the 2014-15 school year. Under the plan as it is currently envisioned, no changes (if any) would be made to building organization until the 2015-16 school year.

The Strategic Plan Process is expected to offer a variety of benefits to our educational community, including the opportunity for more voices to be heard. While the decision timeline will be longer, the resulting clarification of goals and priorities should support not only any reorganization decisions, but all decisions moving forward.

Please share your thoughts.  Please watch this website (www.hawthorn73.org) and your child’s backpack for information about opportunities to share your feedback during this process. Information will also be shared via our District’s eNewsletters – please subscribe through the District website by providing your email address.


  • All meetings at Townline Elementary, 810 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills
  • Tues., Dec 3 – 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Sat., Dec. 14 – 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sat., Jan. 11 – 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Wed., Feb. 12 – 3 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Wed., March 12 – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Meeting: January 11, 2014

Meeting: December 14, 2013



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