"The Petition urges the D181 Board of Education and Administration to take the following actions prior to the start of the 2014-2015 academic school year:
1. Change our current class size guidelines to adhere the recommendations of the 2009 Class Size task force (as outlined in the petition); and
2. Allocate reading specialists and differentiation specialists to our D181 schools based on the student population of the school. The petition states that we, the D181 community, feel that it is unjust that each school currently is allocated one differentiation specialist and one reading specialist even though the student populations of our schools vary widely.
I have outlined in the petition the reasons why I think these additional supports are needed. If your readers support class size reductions, they can click on the below link and sign the petition. They can simply write their name in the correct field, and in the comment section indicate the school their children attend and what grades their children are in (or, if the reader is a teacher, indicate the school where he or she teaches). Also, your readers should feel free to add a comment of their own. The link to the petition is:
Please ask your readers to forward this link to other D181 parents and teachers and encourage them to sign the petition. My goal is to present this petition to the Board of Education at a November board meeting where projected enrollment for next year is slated as an agenda item.
Thank you for your support!