| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2003
Holds Network Meeting Series
– The State Board of Education has launched a series
of Network Meetings to broaden its partnerships beyond
the education community. State Superintendent Robert E.
Schiller and Chairman Ronald Gidwitz are reaching out
to the business, law enforcement and education community
to discuss ways to work together to solve the fiscal crisis
facing Illinois schools.
first meeting took place last Friday in Chicago, with
about 50 persons engaging in dialog with Chairman Gidwitz
about ways to work together to improve the resources available
to public education. Yesterday, Superintendent Schiller
met with about 40 individuals in Peoria for a similar
entire community has a large stake in the quality of our
schools,” Schiller said. “Through these meetings,
we want to make sure that citizens throughout the state
are aware of issues that are important to schools, and
we also want to hear their concerns and suggestions for
what the state can do to support schools.”
rest of the network meeting schedule looks like this:
March 21: Metro East Network Meeting, Cahokia –
10–11:30 a.m., Wirth-Parks Middle School, 1900
March 28: Ottawa Network Meeting – 2–3:30
p.m., Ottawa Township High School, 211 East Main Street.
April 7: Carbondale Network Meeting – 1–2:30
p.m., Carbondale Middle School, 1150 East Grand Avenue.
May 5: Decatur Network Meeting –10–11:30
a.m., Southeast Elementary School, 1900 East Cleveland