If you live within the boundaries of Valley View School District, you’ve probably heard about the — Supt. James Mitchem’s plan for boosting student achievement.
The plan calls for lots of changes, including a that puts more emphasis on test scores and what students can prove they know, and less focus on what Mitchem calls compliance, including homework and classroom participation.
Mitchem, who became superintendent on July 1, laid out his educational philosophy at community forums in Bolingbrook and Romeoville last month. Now, he’ll hear from parents and community members.
The superintendent will host six question-and-answer sessions, starting this week in Bolingbrook. The scheduled events, dedicated solely to taking questions from residents, are as follows:
- 1470 Raven Drive, Bolingbrook: 6 to 8 p.m., Sept. 13
- 616 Dalhart, Romeoville: 6 to 8 p.m., Sept. 15
- , 725 Normantown, Romeoville: 6 to 8 p.m., Sept. 20
- , 777 Falconridge, Bolingbrook: 6 to 8 p.m., Sept. 22
- , 365 Raider Way: 6 to 9 p.m., Sept. 27
- 100 N. Independence Boulevard: 6 to 9 p.m., Sept. 29.
Spanish language interpreters will be available for to assist community members in asking questions. If you need a sign language interpreter, contact Community Relations Director Larry Randa at 815-886-2700, ext. 261.