Board Meetings Rotate Among All Schools 

Board Meetings Rotate Among All Schools

The Wyckoff Board of Education will be hearing more from students at all of the District’s school buildings during its regular meetings for the remainder of  this school year.

Eisenhower Middle School has hosted most of the meetings in recent years, but the Board already switched things up in 2020 by holding the February 10th meeting at Washington School. The March 16th meeting will be at Sicomac, the April 27th budget hearing will be at Lincoln School, and the May 18th meeting will be at Coolidge School. Board members will return to Eisenhower to close out the school year with the June 22nd meeting. Monthly summer meetings will be held in the District Office.

The Board has also asked principals to arrange for students in each host school to educate the Board about their activities this year. At January’s meeting, students involved in Eisenhower’s Student Council, MAD4Kids Club, Model UN, and STEM Challenge told board members about their various activities in this school year.

The February meeting featured Washington’s Student Council, whose young leaders walked the audience through a slideshow about their group’s many activities. Board members, parents, teachers, and others in the audience then participated in three events from the school’s Wizard Challenge, an annual event that encourages students to work together. Some stacked buckets, while others tackled a math puzzle, and a third group worked together to use their fingertips to pick up a hula hoop from the floor and raise it above their heads.

Washington School’s Student Council got Board members, parents, and staff involved at the Feb. 10 Board of Education meeting.

Assistant Superintendent Grace White says varying the meeting sites is beneficial to the District. “We get to showcase each building, so parents can see what is happening in each school. It’s one thing to sit and read a Superintendent’s report of what’s happening in the schools,” White says. “It’s  another thing to hear from the students first hand. It’s a great way to connect the Board to the students and the community.”

Board President Rob Francin told the Washington meeting that he enjoyed the opportunity to meet in all the school buildings and he joked that the Wizard Challenge activities were too physically demanding. “It’s great to see the exciting things going on,” he added.

Posted by thomas.deloughry On 11 February, 2020 at 3:19 PM  

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