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District 112 Looks for Feedback from Residents

Highland Park's elementary and middle school district invites all community residents to weigh in on critical issues and provide feedback about the district’s leadership and overall direction.

The information below comes from District 112.

North Shore School District 112 invites all community residents to weigh in on critical issues and provide feedback about the district’s leadership and overall direction.   

A District Climate Survey that launched on Tuesday is the first in a series of planned communication initiatives aimed at engaging the entire school community in discussions on how to navigate through the challenging times that lie ahead.  

The survey will remain open through Tuesday, March 12, and results will be shared with the community in the spring.

“We’re conducting this survey because an informed and engaged community is critical to student success,” said Superintendent David L. Behlow. “As a district with 12 schools —   eight elementary, three middle and one preschool — we need to make sure everyone in our community is not just aware of our issues and challenges but is also an active participant in our continuous improvement efforts.”

A key component of the district’s strategic plan, the survey will be available through a link on the district website. Parents and community members who have provided the district with their email addresses will receive email invitations to participate, but the survey is open to all North Shore School District 112 residents.

Participants may take the survey in English or Spanish on a computer at any district school, and paper surveys may be requested by calling 224-765-3013.  The goal is to ensure everyone has the opportunity to provide feedback.

It is imperative that all residents are aware of major decisions that have been made by the district this year, Behlow said, including the adoption of a balanced budget that does not draw from the district’s reserve fund and the establishment of a Superintendent’s Citizen Finance and Facilities Advisory Committee (SCFFAC) to provide input on how address facility needs while ensuring the district’s financial sustainability.

“Educating our children is a shared responsibility among the home, the school and the community,” said Behlow. “These ongoing conversations with the North Shore community help us continue our mission of nurturing every child to become an inspired learner, a well-rounded individual and contributing member of a global community.” 

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