The Board’s work with the District is critical to Winnetka’s vitality.
Consequently, it also is critical that community members stay informed, ask questions when considerations are unclear, and even challenge assumptions used in decision making.
So, what are your options for increasing your engagement with the Board?
First, attend the Board Meetings. Each meeting has a Public Comment section in which community members may voice opinions and request feedback to be provided subsequently.
Second, in lieu of Board Meetings, read the summary notes provided by the Administration. If the meetings are not your style of inquiry or your schedule is restrictive, the notes are a play by play (albeit black and white). The Board also provides guidance for formal communication via email on the website here.
While these options provide a cerebral approach to staying current, neither is real-time interactive (or let’s face it, very fun).
To facilitate engagement, the PTO is looking for parent volunteers to serve as Board liaisons. These volunteers would attend both the Board and the Community Outreach meetings. The liaisons will parlay questions or comments provided in advance from community members unable to attend as well as return feedback to the PTO.
We hope you agree that offering a broad representation of ideas and perspectives in our community to the Board is a goal worth pursuing. To that end, if you are interested in serving as a liaison please contact Stacey Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.