At Round Lake Area Schools, our greatest challenge in literacy education is making sure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to the systems and pedagogy we believe in as a district. We are a large unit district, with approximately 7,000 students. Just over 80% of our students come from low-income backgrounds, and about a third of our students are English language learners. The majority of our students are Hispanic, representing 78% of the population, while our white and Black students represent the remaining 12% and 7%, respectively. We serve five different communities with 11 schools, including five elementary schools, an early education center, and a kindergarten.