At the Monday, September 25th meeting, Council celebrated the progress of the referendum construction project by reviewing the Churchill Entrance and Hadley Addition plans. While the addition and new bus lane at Hadley will add to water retention requirements, the District accommodated those needs as part of an earlier project, resulting in significant savings now.
Council members approved the PTA Council budget and discussed how to best transition and train new PTA leaders for next year. Dr. Gordon responded to concerns about the implementation of Dr. Julie Causton’s inclusion philosophy, the budget cuts being explored by the Board, and their impact on AEC, FLES, and PBL programs. Dr. Gordon reaffirmed his commitment to meeting the needs of all learners, the benefits of multiple languages and problem-based learning. The takeaways from Dr. Causton are still in the discussion phase; parents will be included along the way and are invited to contact Dr. Gordon at any time.
Gilda Ross of the Glenbard Parent Series, the #1 parent education series in the nation, shared details about the many programs offered to parents of elementary and middle school learners. All programs are free with no registration required. Please review the schedule, put the dates on your calendar, and invite a friend to learn the science behind how to help your child be more successful.
Please consider volunteering at the Resource Center at Lincoln or Churchill. These important programs can only happen with your support! Consider partnering with another parent to take turns hosting a play date so you can volunteer!
At the next Council meeting, members will review the D41 Long Range Plan and discuss how the PTA can best support it.