Superintendent's Message

Dear Community Members: 

As you may know, the River Trails Board of Education authorized the development of a three year Strategic Plan in effect from 2014 – 2017. Forty-nine dedicated individuals including community members, parents, staff, and school board members participated in the creation of the plan document to help chart the future of District 26.

The diligence and foresight of our school district and community stakeholders reaffirmed the existing Mission Statement and Belief Statements, and created or reaffirmed Vision Statements in the areas of Curriculum and Instruction, Technology, Human Resources, Leadership, Public Relations and Communications, and Finance. Each Vision Team has also created Goals and Action Steps that reinforce those Goals.

We have now entered our third year of the Strategic Plan, and on January 3, 2017, the administrative team presented a status report Year 3 Goals to the Board.

A digital copy of the 2014-2017 Strategic Plan Board Presentation is located on our strategic planning page. On the district website hover over “District Info” and on the drop down menu select “Strategic Plan” to view all Strategic Plan documents. I encourage you to take time to read these documents and familiarize yourself with this important planning tool for our District.   


Dane Delli, Ph.D.

What's Happening

New Board Member Appointed
New Board Member
New Board Member sworn in at a Special Meeting on February 2, 2017
Read More
Board of Ed News
Board Member Resignation Information
Mrs. Donna Johnson, President of the Board of Education, River Trails School District 26, has announced the resignation of Board member, Dan Miller as of January 4, 2017 and his replacement Sue Stolzer.
Read More
This is the image for the news article titled Emergency School Closing Guidelines
Emergency School Closing Guidelines
As we enter the winter months, River Trails School District 26 would like to update you on some of the factors that contribute to closing school in the event of a weather-related closing and when you can expect to be notified. We have taken your feedback into consideration and thought it productive to share this information with you in advance of any occurrence of severe weather.
Read More
This is the image for the news article titled Community Garden Fall Cleanup
Community Garden Fall Cleanup
The growing season at both the River Trails Community Garden - "El Jardin de Los Suenos" and the River Trails Park District Community Garden at Sycamore Trails - is coming to a close.
Read More
This is the image for the news article titled New Science Standards
New Science Standards
We are excited to start the 16-17 school year with new science standards for grades K-8 called the Next Generation Science Standards ( River Trails Middle School science teachers have been making changes and aligning curriculum to the new standards. Teachers in grades K-5 will begin teaching from a new science program called STEMScopes (
Read More