Hillsboro Community School District #3 fosters a student-centered culture with high expectations for each student to reach his or her full potential.
February 20, 2018
Hillsboro CUSD3 Students, Parents, and Community Members,
As our hearts go out to the families and communities recently victimized by yet another school shooting, we are left wondering why these things happen and what we can do to prevent them.
While there is no plan that can totally prevent a random act of violence, our district has plans and procedures in place at each of our schools to handle emergency situations. We review our plans with local law enforcement and fire departments and conduct practice exercises with staff and students. We are constantly on the lookout for students in crisis, and we provide interventions and support where we find need. At all of our schools, administration along with faculty and staff will continue to discuss and review emergency response procedures.
As part of the recently created District Strategic Plan, our school facilities will be undergoing significant security enhancements this summer. These will include electronically controlled locked entrances, facility renovations that will contain and control visitor access to students, and greatly enhanced video surveillance. We will continually look for ways to make improvements in our security and response procedures.
I also want to share with you some tips from the National Association of School Psychologists for helping your children cope with news of tragic events.
What Parents Can Do:
Our students’ safety and security is our top priority. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact your building principals or my office.
David E. Powell
Superintendent of Schools
Recently you may have participated in the first annual Hillsboro Community School District Parent Satisfaction Survey, and I want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who completed the survey. The results of the survey are in and provide the staff of our schools with your feedback to help us improve the service we provide our families and students. During planning sessions with all staff, we shared the results from the survey and focused on creating an action plan for improvement.
The survey results for the District can be viewed here. The results for each school can be found on the schools’ websites. We will check in with you during the year to ask if you notice the change in our service to you. Our goal is to create the best possible environment for working and learning.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 532-2942 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you again for being a part of our HCUSD3 family.
David E. Powell
Superintendent of Schools
The Hillsboro CUSD3 has undertaken a strategic planning initiative to help chart a course for the future of the district. This strategic plan will help us focus and prioritize improvement efforts and help ensure that we are all working together in a cohesive manner. The strategic plan will also serve as a tool to communicate our goals to all stakeholders. This plan is the result of a six month process that began in January when the District invited 14 stakeholder groups to participate in focus group sessions to provide valuable insight and information regarding the future expectations and challenges of the school district. Click on the link below to view the strategic plan.
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Children *Kindergarten age or new to Pre-K this Fall 2018!
Child must be age 3 on or before *Sept 1, 2018. Registration will be held at Coffeen and Beckemeyer Elementary schools during the week of April 9-13. Stop in either building to set an appointment time and pick up registration paperwork for the May 16 or 17 Play-Based Screening at Coffeen Elementary School (217-534-2314). *If your child was enrolled in a district Pre-K classroom this year (Armbruster, Rivas, VanMiddendorp, Keillor, or Atkins classrooms) they do not need to be screened.