Thank you to our Board of Education!
While we don't express our appreciation nearly enough, today we say thank you to the good people who serve on the District 218 Board of Education. It's School Board Members Day in Illinois.
These volunteers give hundreds of hours of their personal time each year to serve our students, staff, parents, and communities. They vote on the policies, capital improvements, equipment, curriculum, and hiring that have made our campuses dynamic places to learn, while earning District 218 the highest finance rating from the Illinois State Board of Education for 20 straight years.
From the Illinois Association of School Boards on the purpose of this day:
To recognize the outstanding efforts of the nearly 6,000 elected school board members throughout the state, November 15 of each year is designated as "School Board Members Day" in Illinois. This is an opportunity to build community awareness and understanding about the essential role locally elected board of education members assume in a representative democracy.