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Community Forums to Examine What’s Ahead for “The New View”

Forums for English- and Spanish-speakers will be held next month at various VVSD locations.

Editor's note: The following is a press release from Valley View School District 365U. 

The past, present and future of Valley View School District 365U will be the topic of conversation at six community forums conducted by VVSD Superintendent Dr. James Mitchem Jr. in October and November.

The forums will focus on the significant advances made last year through VVSD’s “The New View: A Design for Change,” and how those advances not only relate to additional changes underway in the 2012-13 school year but also to  VVSD’s new Long Range Strategic Plan that is currently being created.

“It is vital for our community at-large to serve as a sounding board as we continue to strive to make Valley View a school system founded on the basic belief that all children can learn when provided the opportunity,” Dr. Mitchem said. “We want everyone to be an active participant as we map the future of The New View.”

Following a brief presentation, attendees at each forum will be given the opportunity to ask questions on any topic and provide input on the creation of the Strategic Plan which is expected to be put in place later this year.

Evening forums will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Oak View Elementary School (150 N. Schmidt, Bolingbrook), Oct. 16 at Irene King Elementary School (301 Eaton, Romeoville), Oct. 18 at Bolingbrook High School (365 Raider Way) and Oct. 30 at Romeoville High School (100 N. Independence).

A forum for Spanish speaking community members will be conducted entirely in Spanish at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Bolingbrook High School.

Those who are unable to attend evening forums are invited to attend a 10 a.m. Oct. 17 session at the VVSD Administration Center, 755 Dalhart in Romeoville.

Childcare for school-age children will be provided free of charge at each forum.

More information is available by calling 815-886-2700, Ext. 261 (English) or Ext. 477 (Spanish.)  

Mickey October 05, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Surprised no comments are here. The way to make VVSD better is to get rid of Mitchem & his arrogance.

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