Archive for Thursday, September 18, 2003

Panel lays foundation for teamwork

September 18, 2003

Basehor-Linwood School District superintendent Jill Hackett said the foundation for teamwork was being laid Monday, Sept. 15, during the first meeting of a 160-member advisory council.

It'll be up to members and school officials to forge and complete that house of cooperation and collaboration, the superintendent told advisory council members Monday night.

"When you're on a team, you're prepared to play your position," Hackett said. "Each of us here has a position to play."

The groundwork for the advisory council -- a committee composed of residents, teachers, students, government leaders and parents -- was put into place Monday night.

The committee will meet 10 times throughout the year (December and March excluded) and will weigh in on school district issues such as programs, curriculum and facilities.

"We're going to look at our entire program and you (members) have the opportunity to help us," Hackett said.

Following introductions and a brief presentation, committee members split into groups to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the school district.

The results will be summarized and reviewed during the next meeting, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in the multi-purpose room at Basehor-Linwood Middle School.

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