Bringing readers up-to-date on the formation of the Special Board Committee on Facilities before Tier Two meets on Monday:
The Board approves the formation of a two-tiered Special Board Committee to provide recommendations on a long-term facility plan for Unit 4.
Tier One consists of faculty and staff from the District. The charge of this committee is to identify needs for capacity and programming at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Note that the work of this committee will focus largely on compiling information, data, and feedback gathered previously from the Unit 4 community.
The Board announces the members of the Tier Two Committee (Item 9A on the Meeting Agenda for 2/22/16), consisting of elected officials from local government bodies, the business community, and at-large community members (selected by the Board President from applications submitted by 2/12/16).
The charge of the Tier Two Committee is to review recommendations from Tier One, and based on this information provide recommendations to the Board of Education in the following areas: location of facilities, collaborations/partnerships with other public entities in the Champaign Unit #4 District, and finance/referendum schedule.
2/29/16 at 7:00pm (Mellon Building Board Room, 703 S. New St.)
First Meeting of Tier Two Committee
The agenda for this inaugural meeting is straightforward: organizational matters, and then a briefing from Tier One by Dr. Laura Taylor, Dr. Susan Zola, Ms. Angela Smith, and Ms. Arlene Vespa. Community members are invited to attend and provide public comment as part of the agenda. A schedule of future Tier Two meetings will be available following this one; if you are unable to attend in person, these meetings will be recorded and available on Unit 4's Vimeo Channel.
Information on the work of the committee will be made available on the Unit 4 website. Take special note of the Tier One documents currently linked on the left sidebar menu of the committee's webpage. [UPDATE 3/9/16: documents provided to Tier Two now located here.] These reports will go to the Tier Two members for their perusal before Monday's meeting.
I will be in the audience for Monday's meeting and I hope to see many of you there!