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School Board Member Training

Board Member Open Meetings Act Mandatory Leadership PERA Training
Crystal Harsy June 21, 2019 June 21, 2019 June 21, 2019
Zach McPherson June 21, 2019 June 21, 2019 June 21, 2019
Patrick Riley July 7, 2017 July 8, 2017 July 7, 2017
Brian Rodely June 21, 2019 June 21, 2019 June 21, 2019
Trent Waller July 7, 2017 July 8, 2017 July 7, 2017
Kevin West June 21, 2019 June 21, 2019 June 21, 2019
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
Zach McPherson President served previous term 2019-2023
Master Technician - McPherson Automotive
Trent Waller Vice President 2017 2017-2021
Sergeant - Illinois State Police
Brian Rodely Secretary 2019 2019-2023
Civil Engineer - Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Crystal Harsy  Member 2019 2019-2023
Teacher - Carbondale High School
Patrick Riley, M.D. Member 2017 2017-2021
Physician - Harrisburg Medical Center
Kevin West Member 2019 2019-2023
 Lineman - Ameren Illinois
Mark Woodside Member appointed 2015 2017-2021
Teacher - Carbondale High School