Dear District 58 Families and Staff,
Would you like to get more involved with your school district? District 58 is recruiting new members for several of its Strategic Plan councils and Board of Education committees. Please consider serving on one of these groups!
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 2021-22 school year, and we invite you to consider volunteering your time for this important work! Unless health guidance changes, all meetings will be in-person.
- Superintendent’s Community Advisory Council (comprises parents/guardians)
- Curriculum Council (comprises mostly staff, with limited parent/guardian spots)
- Instructional Model Review Council (comprises staff and parents/guardians)
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/guardians, staff and community members) to fill committee vacancies on the:
- Financial Advisory Committee
- Legislative Committee
- Policy Committee
- District Leadership Team
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 Friday, Oct. 1. A District representative will contact all applicants regarding the status of their application by Friday, Oct. 8.
The District’s councils and committees provide an engaging yet informal opportunity for teachers, staff, parents/guardians 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/guardians 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