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Education

More than 100 attend District 89 community engagement meeting

More than 100 people attended Community Consolidated School District 89’s first Our 89 community engagement meeting June 5, district officials said.

The participants in the meeting heard a presentation about the district’s current financial status, then participated in several activities to identify the group’s values and priorities for the district.

District 89 will hold two more Our 89 community engagement meetings from 7 to 9 p.m. June 19 and 9 to 11 a.m. June 23. Both meetings will be in the cafeteria of Glen Crest Middle School, 725 Sheehan Ave., Glen Ellyn.

Residents are welcome to attend the upcoming meetings, even if they were unable to attend June 5, officials said. Both the June 19 and 23 meetings will cover the same topics, but they are scheduled at different times and days of the week to accommodate more schedules.

At the June 19 and 23 meetings, participants will have a chance to view the feedback provided at the first meeting, officials said. There also will be small-group work activities that will allow participants to give feedback on eliminating a deficit while maintaining high-quality schools.

Residents are encouraged, but not required, to RSVP for the June 19 or 23 meetings via email at info@ccsd89.org or by phone at 630-545-3581. The RSVPs will help the district plan for seating in the room, officials said.

After gathering feedback from residents, the Board of Education is expected to make a decision on next steps at its Aug. 20 meeting.

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Go to ccsd89.org for information on Our 89.

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