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School Board Member Training

Board Member Open Meetings Act Mandatory Leadership PERA Training
Paul Brock March 8, 2012 May 20, 2013 TBD
Jamie Ellermeyer July 7, 2017 July 8, 2017 July 7, 2017
Patrick Riley July 7, 2017 July 8, 2017 July 7, 2017
Larry Valier March 8, 2012 May 4, 2015 TBD
Trent Waller July 7, 2017 July 8, 2017 July 7, 2017
Karen Williams July 5, 2015 May 4, 2015 TBD
Mark Woodside July 10, 2015 July 11, 2015 July 10, 2015

District #300 Board of Education Goal Statements

Goal Area: Quality Education

The District will commit the time, effort, and resources:

  1. To provide an optimal teaching/learning environment
  2. To meet the social, emotional, and learning needs of all students
  3. To promote increased productivity and accountability through developing high quality staff
  4. To promote student attendance and active student participation in the educational process
  5. To implement school safety and security measures that protect all individuals within the school environment
Goal Area: Fiscal Responsibility

The District will commit the time, effort, and resources:

  1. To continue on-going financial planning as a means to providing a balanced budget without raising local property taxes
  2. To maximize the use of financial resources through creative financing, assessing priorities and providing optimal educational opportunities
  3. To re-structure the bonded debt of the District devoted to new facilities in order to lower the District’s property tax rate
  4. To maintaining the care of district facilities
Goal Area: Positive School-Community Relationships

The District will commit the time, effort, and resources:

  1. To continue a sense of community (esprit de corps) among district stakeholders through quality parental and community involvement opportunities
  2. To cultivate community resources to support the District’s mission, vision, goals, and objectives
  3. To support the mission, goals, and activities of the Educational Foundation
  4. To revise the District’s strategic plan based on District stakeholder participation

Members of the District #300 Board of Education

Member Position First Elected Current Term
Mark Woodside President appointed 2015 2017-2021
Teacher - Carbondale Community High School
Paul Brock Vice President 2003 2015-2019
Retired - Coal Miner
Karen Williams Secretary 2015 2015-2019
Heart Failure Navigator - Southern Illinois Healthcare, Memorial Hospital of Carbondale
Jamie Ellermeyer Member appointed 2017 2017-2019
Chief of Police (retired) - City of DuQuoin
Chief Deputy Sheriff - Perry County Sheriff's Office
Patrick Riley, M.D. Member 2017 2017-2021
Physician - Harrisburg Medical Center
Larry Valier Member 1999 2015-2019
Owner - Valier Farms
Trent Waller Member 2017 2017-2021
Trooper - Illinois State Police