Dear Community Members,
In an ongoing effort to ensure that River Trails School District 26 is meeting its obligation to deliver high quality educational services to the children of our community, we felt it was necessary to conduct a geodemographic study to better anticipate student enrollment. The last such study was conducted in 2009. We again enlisted the expertise of Dr. Charles Kofron, a geodemographic and statistical consultant, to assist the district in projecting student enrollment.
In October, Dr. Kofron interviewed sixteen individuals consisting of village officials, teachers, administrators, parents, school board members, realtors, and community members who helped contribute to the data within the report.
At the Tuesday, January 6th Board of Education meeting Dr. Kofron presented his report which contained updated independent estimates and projections of population and housing characteristics, live birth records, actual fall enrollments, and Cook County Assessor data to assess and he answered questions concerning community growth and future enrollment expectations in District 26.
While his findings indicate an overall stable student enrollment prediction, the report contains a wealth of interesting and relevant data.
If you would like to view the presentation to the Board, or the report in its entirety, you can do so by clicking on the “Documents and Flyers” section on the right hand side of the page.
Dane A. Delli, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools