Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Welcome to the D181 Parents for Accountability and Transparency blog.  

We are concerned D181 parents.  Each of us moved to D181 because of the outstanding schools, committed teachers and excellent educational opportunities for our children.  As parents and taxpayers, our goal is to demand transparency and accountability by the Administration and the Board of Education in all matters that impact our children's education.  We have a right to expect that in all educational matters, there should be no secrecy, and no information regarding the programs, curriculum or assessments should be withheld from us.  

The purpose of this blog is to address D181 issues that you should be aware of -- both complementary and critical.  If we have concerns about matters that may impact the children of D181, we will raise them for discussion purposes and invite you to comment on them.  If you have issues you would like us to address or investigate, please let us know.   Over the last year, many changes have taken place in D181 -- curricular, assessment, staff, board and administrative -- and many more are about to be rolled out.  We have found that despite communications the Administration sent out to parents, there is still confusion or lack of knowledge about these changes.  This blog will identify these changes and track them as they are implemented.

In order to kick off this blog, we will provide you with a Year in Review.  Over the next week, we will post highlights of significant changes that took place in 2012-2013 and then flag issues that we will be following closely in 2013-2014.

Now is the time for the community of parents and teachers to weigh in.  We welcome your opinions.