Elmhurst District 205 Board Seeks Community Input on New Superintendent
This is your chance to be heard. Residents can complete an online survey or attend a focus group to share ideas.
The Elmhurst District 205 School Board invites the community to take one or both of the following opportunities to share your thoughts about the current superintendent search. The board met Jan. 4 to set a time line and discuss the process of seeking input from the community.
Input by District 205 staff and community is vital to the process of selecting a new superintendent.
Please complete a brief on-line survey. Reponses will be accepted through Jan. 21. For control purposes, only one response will be accepted per computer. Please click here to access the survey.
Please attend a focus group session to personally give your input to one of the consultants. We have planned several sessions to accommodate staff and community:
Friday, Jan. 14: Field Elementary School Auditorium, 295 Emroy Ave., 1 to 2 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. These are general sessions open to anyone interested in providing input to the search consultants from School Exec Connect.
Tuesday, Jan. 18: York High School, Yorker Room, 355 W. St. Charles Rd., 4 to 5 p.m. for all District 205 staff and administrators; 5 to 6 p.m. for School Board candidates, community leaders, and civic and government leaders; and 6 to 7 p.m. for parents, PTA council members and community members.
Please note that all times and days are open to everyone; the groupings are simply suggestions.
The survey and focus group data will better clarify perceptions of the District 205 staff and community regarding District 205’s strengths and challenges, in addition to helping the Board gain a clear understanding of the attributes needed in the new superintendent. This information will be very helpful as interviews are conducted with selected candidates. Candidates will also find this information useful as they learn more about District 205 and its needs. To download the complete details and to view the timeline, please click here.
The Board intends to take action on the new superintendent's contract at its March 8 meeting.