Communications With the Public
It is the desire of the Board of Education that channels of
communication be kept open at all times between the school system and
the residents of the School District. The Board will continuously
attempt to create and maintain schools that reflect the public’s wishes,
and will do its best to keep residents informed.
To help achieve the above goals, the Board authorizes the Superintendent of Schools as follows:
To prepare and coordinate the preparation of informational materials,
including newsletters, website, articles for periodicals, newspapers
and/or radio television releases, special pamphlets, and other assigned
material and to maintain close liaison with the media, including local
cable television. Recordings of meetings are available at the Mikaelian
Education Center and the Wilmette Library.
To provide regular updates regarding the financial status of the District
To encourage public input regarding the programs, practices, goals, initiatives, and services of District 39
To promptly inform the public and staff of emergencies, hazardous
conditions or other events that may lead to closing schools or a change
in school hours or that may otherwise impact educational programs and
To inform the public and staff of opportunities to attend and
participate in school or district wide forums, special events, or
meetings related to the goals and programs of District 39.
Written material, cable television productions, broadcast telephone
messages or other means of communication are not to be used for
political purposes, and are solely for District 39 use and for matters
related to District 39 unless otherwise approved by the Board of
The Superintendent shall periodically report to the School Board on the implementation of this policy.
Public Suggestion and Concerns
The Board of Education is interested in receiving suggestions and
concerns from members of the community. Any individual may make a
suggestion or express a concern at any District or school office. All
suggestions and/or concerns will be referred to the appropriated level
staff member or District administrator who is most able to respond in a
timely manner. Each concern or suggestion shall be considered on its
An individual who is not satisfied after following the channels of authority may file a grievance under the Board Policy 2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure. Neither this policy nor the Uniform Grievance Procedure creates an independent right to a hearing before the Board.
Parental Involvement: In order to assure collaborative relationships
between students’ families and the District, and to enable
parents/guardians to become active partners in their children’s
education, the Superintendent shall:
- Keep parents/guardians thoroughly informed about their child’s school and education.
- Encourage parents/guardians to be involved in their child’s school and education.
- Establish effective two-way communication between parents/guardians and the District.
- Seek input from parents/guardians on significant school-related issues.
- Inform parents/guardians on how they can assist their children’s learning.
Adopted: July 21, 1997
Revised: May 19, 2003, September 29, 2014