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posted: 3/14/2014 12:52 PM

Dist. 54 seeks community members for committee

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Submitted by District 54

School District 54 is looking for community members, who would be interested in serving on its District Citizens' Advisory Committee (DCAC) or its Advisory Council for District Initiatives (ACDI) beginning in the fall of 2014.

The District Citizens' Advisory Committee (DCAC) is a school board committee composed of staff members, parents, representatives of various governmental, community and business organizations, and members of the community-at-large. The board established this committee to increase communication and provide citizen involvement at the school and district levels. DCAC offers members an opportunity to offer input on district topics and promote education and community involvement. For example, during the 2013-14 school year, DCAC provided feedback on revised standards-based report cards and new math curricular resources.

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DCAC member responsibilities include attending monthly meetings (which are held at 9 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month during the school year), providing input to the school board on district topics, and sharing information with one's constituency.

The Advisory Council for District Initiatives (ACDI) is a strategic planning committee which reviews new ideas that impact teaching and learning in District 54. Members provide guidance and mentoring to teams that present new instructional initiatives to the council. Ideas are explored and developed at the meetings before they are presented to the school board for review.

ACDI is a district committee composed of individuals who represent one of the District 54 constituent groups -- teachers, support staff, administrators, the school board and the community. A commitment of three years is expected. Meetings are held as needed at 5 p.m. on the third or fourth Monday of the month during the school year.

ACDI membership is intended to include two members of the community-at-large. The term for one of these two seats expires in May 2014. Interested community members are asked to complete an application for consideration by the school board.

The application for both DCAC and ACDI is available on the District 54 website at sd54.org/committees. Applications are to be submitted by May 15 to CyndiBallmaier@sd54.org or by mail to Superintendent/Board of Education Office, School District 54, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, Ill. 60194.

The Board will review all applications received and make appointments at a board meeting. For details, call (847) 357-5036.

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