District 49's education office provides a wide range of support to zones, schools and individual classrooms across the district's portfolio of schools.
The mission of District 49, set by the Board of Education is: To prepare students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society.Chief education officer Peter Hilts and the education office guide the programs that serve the execution of the mission on a daily basis. From safety and security, learning services and assessment to cultural capacity and communications, the "five big rocks" of the district's strategic plan play a critical role in leading every student in the district to success.
Strategic planning on a district level while maintaining the localized autonomy and leadership of the Falcon, POWER, Sand Creek and iConnect zones has reduced centralized administration since the district innovation plan was adopted in 2010. This plan has saved over $1 million since its inception by putting more of the traditional school district administration responsibilities into the individual building level, closer to the district's learners.