ST. CHARLES – St. Charles School District 303 is seeking new community voices to help guide the district.
The district continues to accept applications from those interested in being part of the newly established Citizen Advisory Committee. Those interested in being on the committee are being asked to apply by Sept. 30.
St. Charles School Board member Becky McCabe and fellow board member Jillian Barker will review the applications with Carol Smith, director of communications and community relations for the district and Superintendent Jason Pearson.
"Clearly we want voices that we don’t always hear from," McCabe said during the Sept. 9 School Board meeting. "If someone is willing to be part of this, we want to be sure we’re hearing from people who have lots of views of how education goes.”
District 303 School Board President Carolyn Waibel had said the committee was created "so the community can have a working part in creating ideas, solutions and ultimately potentially recommendations for the board moving forward for the district."
Monthly meetings will be held at the District 303 Administration Center and will be facilitated by one or more school board members. The meetings will be open to the public and follow the Open Meetings Act.
An initial design team comprised of five residents will work with the school board liaisons to establish group norms, create structure, write by-laws and develop a meeting calendar.
"Everyone who is applying is applying to be on the committee," McCabe said. "From that group, we’ll select people who are willing to be those five."
Those who are interested in being on the Citizen Advisory Committee can apply on the district's website, district.d303.org.