As a responsible recipient of local resources, District 49's leaders feel policies should try to reflect their community’s values. The district's strategic plan puts a focus on community engagement. It has a lot to offer in advancing education and community bonds. Likewise, District 49's leadership recognizes that its community has a lot to offer, too. That reciprocal relationship is a powerful multiplier for student success. Aside from best representing their community, the district's leaders strive to coordinate with parents and other stakeholders during times of change, as a means to show transparency and accountability.
When community members speak with their Board of Education directors to advocate for a policy change that could better serve every student, another core part of the district's strategic plan, the district's communications team looks for opportunities to lead discussions on the district's website and social media channels. These digital tools provide a convenient and resourceful platform for interacting with a large portion of the district's community.
Update (May 12, 2016)District 49 will allow cannabinoid products on school property as a treatment with a doctor’s recommendation. Final draft of policy approved unanimously during meeting in May.
Should District 49 allow cannabinoid products on school property as a treatment with a doctor’s recommendation?
For Statements Against Statements
· Minimize disruptions for severe needs students
· Ensure access to needed medication
· Impact on special education resources
· Threat to federal funding
Final: Download Draft Policy: Compassionate Administration of Therapeutic Cannabinoid Products on District Property
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