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New Survey Available for District 15 Parents: Schedule Changes for 2013-2014

A new survey which allows District 15 parents to rank early or late release and day of preference is now available through the school district website.

A new survey was made available on Friday, February 1 through the District 15 website to allow parents the chance to rank in order of preference whether they would like an early or late release, and on what day it should happen for the 2013-2014 school year. 

The survey (links below) must be completed by Friday, February 8. 

A previous survey was provided for parents, though it met with great opposition from parents who requested numerous times that a Friday early release option be provided. 

After a pubic forum held by District 15 on Saturday, January 26, the decision was made by Superintendent Scott Thompson that a revised survey would be distributed including the Friday release option. 

Information now provided on the D15 website does not indicate Friday early release as an option, but once the survey is begun, the option is present, in addition to all days of the week. 

Parents will have to rank first, second and third choice, and if they do not, the survey will not be valid. Reasons for the preferences also are requested. 

English and Spanish hard copies of the survey also were sent home with the youngest child of each household, according to District 15. 

Deputy Superintendent for District 15 Jim Garwood said an automated phone message was made to each D15 household on Friday, February 1 telling parents to expect the survey in their student's backpacks, in both English and Spanish. 

Calls were also made in Spanish to Spanish-speaking households, Garwood said.

For more information, visit the District 15 website

The survey in English can be found here.

The survey in Spanish can be found here

According to Superintendent Scott Thompson, parents of children who will be entering District 15 in the fall also are able to participate in this survey. 

In the area where it asks where your child will be attending, put the school that you child will be going to, and in the comments section, indicate your child will be entering the school system in the 2013-2014 school year.

If you have questions, the D15 office number is 847-963-3205

G February 05, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Daniel this applies to all schools in district 15. I'm not sure I agree with surveying all the taxpayers. You have a point, but ultimately the people who will be impacted by the new schedule changes should have the say in how it's going to look and work out.
Shawn February 05, 2013 at 03:16 PM
I still think we should give the teachers a small bonus or ? to get them to agree to remove this whole issue off of the new contract and keep the kids on a regular schedule. I don't like any of the proposed choices. School time should be regular every day. The real world is 9-5, 5 days a week.
G February 05, 2013 at 05:33 PM
unfortunately Shawn, the new contract was negotiated behind closed doors and now we are faced with this reality. we can't go back now and propose anything new. It totally stinks. I completely agree with you. Other districts schedule their teacher development over holiday weekends or even part of each weekend, but that did not happen in our case.
datafix February 08, 2013 at 05:34 AM
Lets convenience a few hundred teachers while disrupting the schedule of thousands of families. Unions really do wield the power, eh?
D B L D February 10, 2013 at 07:02 AM
There is a clause in the contract that allows for any part of the contract to be scrapped. The schedule change sure sounds like something the BOE and CTC need to renegotiate for the good of the communitty, not just the teachers union. Teachers I've talked to don't want it and there is MAJOR oposition from parents and the community. WHO IS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM DESIGNED FOR????????

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