Welcome to Future Trails

Referendum Options Forums took place on:


SEPT. 22 - RTMS 10AM-1PM


Future Trails will continue in the 2018-2019 school year by hosting Options Forums to provide River Trails School District’s residents the opportunity to learn more about the District’s facility challenges, potential options, and to provide feedback regarding those options. Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate in this special public engagement initiative.

Unlike traditional, one-way communication efforts, the cornerstone of Future Trails is the value it places on people through participatory, grassroots involvement and community-based planning. Everyone who is interested will have a voice in the process. By taking an active role, all residents will help create solutions to the challenges ahead and assist in crafting a plan to address the District’s facility challenges.

Click on the items below to learn more!

Illustrations of All Options

Pros and Cons of All Options

Wondering how these changes may affect your taxes?

The link will send you to an Estimated Tax Calculator located on our District Website under Business Services

Thank you to all community members who submitted their surveys either online or via the mail. We are no longer taking surveys at this time. The Future Trails Committee is now gathering all this information and formulating a plan to present to the Board at the November 6, 2018 Board of Education Meeting scheduled for 7PM at the Admin Building (ESC Bldg), 1900 E Kensington.

We can't wait to see you all there!

Click the picture below to view the current state of the

Infrastructure Maintenance for the District

Use the links below to view 360° view architect renderings. Use your mouse to rotate the views.

Euclid Knowledge Commons

Indian Grove Knowledge Commons

River Trails Middle School Knowledge Commons

Parkview - To view a side by side view (rendering compared to existing) click the 3rd icon from the left.

Below is information from our prior Community Engagement events. Feel free to review in order to gain a historical knowledge of all the information shared.

Dear River Trails School District 26 Community:

River Trails School District 26 has launched an exciting new community engagement process called Future Trails. Through a series of community workshops, the district will gather data and input to identify community priorities related to the development of a long-range improvement plan.

Starting with our first two meetings on November 6th and December 4th, all community members are invited to participate in our community engagement workshop meetings. Each meeting will take place in the River Trails Middle School cafeteria from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. While informational presentations will be made at each meeting, the key focus will be providing all participants with the opportunity to roll up sleeves and work collaboratively with neighbors on reaching consensus on decisions that will improve our schools.

The focus is to help guide the direction of the District for the next several years and to insure our District continues to fully meet the needs of all students.

Please view the informational flyers below from our Community Engagement Meetings and see what went on during those meetings.


Nancy Wagner

APRIL 30, 2018 - Final Meeting

Our April 30th meeting went Facebook Live at: https://www.facebook.com/RTSD26/ and after the presentation an online google survey was made available. The survey will be open till May 7th.. Let your voice be heard!


The Community Engagement Meeting on February 28th went Facebook Live and we placed our Small Group Activity in a fillable Google Form! Go on the District's facebook page to see the presentation footage https://www.facebook.com/RTSD26/

Click on the links below to view the presentation or fill out the Group Activity:

February 28th Presentation:

Group Activity / Share Your Thoughts

Click below to see results from the February 28th Meeting

Information from the January 30th "Preparing Our Students for Their Future" Meeting

Please click on the links below to see the presentation from January 30th meeting and the Small Group Activity Sheets

During Dr. Silverman's presentation at the January 30th meeting, he shared this informative video with interesting facts about the digital world our kids are experiencing more and more each day.

A fun trailer for the community engagement meeting that took place on January 30, 2018

Information from the December 4th "Your Money, Your School District" Meeting

Please click on the links below to see the presentation from December 4th meeting and the Small Group Activity Sheets

RSVP was appreciated, but not required at: bit.ly/futuretrails

Free childcare was provided on December 4th with reservation: bit.ly/futuretrails

Information from the November 6th State of the District Meeting

Please click on the links below to see the presentation from November 6th meeting and the Small Group Activity Sheets

Below is information outlining our prior Community Engagement efforts - please feel free to review all the information listed to gain a knowledge of our past events