Board of Education Updates
School Board to Meet at Neighborhood Schools in 2012-13
The District 64 Board of Education will be “on the road” again this year as it rotates its monthly business meetings to visit all eight neighborhood schools.
“The Board has made it a priority for several years to conduct meetings in our schools to give easy access for local residents and for the Board to get a first-hand feel for the specific needs of each school,” according to Board President John Heyde. “Board members also take turns in advance of each school meeting to visit classrooms to see students engaged in learning, and to talk with teachers, staff and administrators about the teaching and special programs underway there,” he added.
To alert community residents about local meetings, the District’s own Industrial Technology teachers crafted a sign that temporarily fits over the school’s name. The District also offers an email service that sends an advance summary of Board meeting agendas and other news. Subscribe to the “District 64 eNews” via the website: www.d64.org.
For those unable to attend in person, District 64 is entering its second year of providing full-length videos of all Board meetings via its website. The videos are posted within 48 hours of the meeting, and include a handy counter to pinpoint discussion on any agenda item.
The Board will meet on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at the following schools in 2012-13:
▪ Franklin, 2401 Manor – September 24
▪ Washington, 1500 Stewart – October 22
▪ Carpenter, 300 N. Hamlin – November 12
▪ Jefferson, 8200 N. Greendale, Niles – January 28, 2013
▪ Field, 707 N. Wisner – February 25
▪ Lincoln, 200 S. Lincoln – March 18
▪ Roosevelt, 1001 S. Fairview – April 22
▪ Emerson, 8101 N. Cumberland, Niles – May 20
Other District 64 meetings are held at the District 64 Educational Service Center, 164 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge. A full calendar is available on the website.