Our Mission

The mission of DeKalb CUSD 428 is to prepare students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners.

Our vision is to guide DeKalb CUSD 428 to be a cohesive and efficient organization fueled by a deep commitment to responsibly serve our community and a passion towards giving the best learning and growing environment that we can provide to our students and families.

Board Goals:

·       Board Accountability:  Be effective and efficient stewards of the community’s trust and district resources and accountable to fellow Board members as well as the public.

·       Finance and Budget:  Prioritize district resources to meet the educational needs of the students of District 428 within a balanced budget.

·       Instructional Quality:  Provide every student with a well-rounded and relevant educational experience that equips them with the skills and knowledge needed for life and career.

·       Communication:  Develop and implement effective communication among, administration, staff, and community stakeholders.

·       Community Relations:  Recapture the community’s trust through communication and leadership pin issues that affect the socioeconomic health and vitality of the district.


Equal educational opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, language barrier, religious beliefs, physical and mental handicap or disability, or economic and social conditions, or actual or potential marital or parental status.

Any students may file a discrimination grievance by using the Uniform Complaint Procedure. Forms may be obtained in the school office or the Education Center.