Dear District 58 Parents and Staff,
Would you like to get more involved with your school district? Although this school year certainly looks different, District 58 remains committed to continuing its Strategic Plan, School Board and other District-specific committee work. We are recruiting new members to serve on several of these groups, and we hope you consider applying!
The Board of Education approved the District’s Strategic Plan Action Steps in September 2018. These action steps guide District 58 in our pursuit of educational excellence. Since then, we’ve made significant progress toward achieving our goals, and much of this success is due to the work of our Strategic Plan councils!
The below Strategic Plan councils have openings for the 2020-21 school year, and we invite you to consider volunteering your time for this important work! Unless health guidance changes, all committee meetings will be virtual.
- Superintendent’s Community Advisory Council (comprises parents)
- Curriculum Council (comprises mostly staff, with limited parent spots)
- Instructional Model Review Council (comprises staff and parents)
In addition, the District 58 Board of Education maintains several committees that provide guidance in different areas of education. The Board seeks additional members (parents, staff and community members) to fill committee vacancies on the:
- Financial Advisory Committee
- Legislative Committee
- Policy Committee
Finally, District 58 also organizes other groups to work toward specific missions. The following group has limited openings for this school year:
- Transportation Review Committee (comprises parents and staff)
Click here to learn more about these councils and committees, including descriptions, available spots and meeting schedules.
Interested in joining a council or committee? Please complete this brief interest form by Wednesday, Dec. 9. A District representative will contact all applicants regarding the status of their application by Monday, Dec. 14.
Interested in District 58 facility planning? District 58’s Citizen Task Force is currently on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When this task force can reconvene, District 58 will assess the group’s membership and ascertain whether additional members are needed.
The District’s councils and committees provide an engaging yet informal opportunity for teachers, staff, parents and community members to provide input and feedback critical to our school district’s success. We invite District 58 stakeholders to please consider joining!
My District 58 team will review applications and select group members in a manner that ensures each group contains proportional representation from our stakeholders. For example, we hope to include two parents from each school within our Superintendent’s Community Advisory Council. If more parents sign up for this committee than allotted, we will first prioritize parents who previously served on the Superintendent’s Community Advisory Council. We will then review the short essay answers and determine placement by interest level, with the goal of including as many stakeholders as possible in this process!
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration. We look forward to working together as we pursue excellence throughout District 58!
Dr. Kevin B. Russell
Superintendent of Schools