Bond County Unit 2 has scheduled four community engagement sessions for residents to provide input about their school district.
Superintendent Wes Olson told WGEL the board is in the fourth year of a plan the board developed with the community. He said in that time, many aspects of education have evolved, and the board thought it was a good time to bring many voices to the table so they can hear from families, students, staff, and more.
They will be asking community members what the Unit 2 district is doing well and what they need to improve on.
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The sessions will be Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m. at Sorento School; Wednesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. at the Greenville Junior High School library; Tuesday, September 25 at 6 p.m. at the high school library; and Wednesday, October 3 at 6 p.m. at Pocahontas School.
Superintendent Olson said school board members will not be present and he will only provide a welcome at the sessions.
A group of trained facilitators, made up of volunteer teachers and administrators, will guide the discussions. Anyone can attend any session. Electronic surveys will be posted soon, too.
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Superintendent Olson urges residents to attend one of the sessions. He said the board will probably conduct a special meeting in October to review comments.