Supt. Lou Cavallo told the District 91 school board that as part of the district’s new emphasis on two-way communication with the community, he was asking administrators and teachers at Garfield and Grant-White to “foster inclusive parent organizations.” Cavallo said in April that a “personality conflict” had dissolved the north-side parent organizations, but that they were working to get back on track.

Cavallo also vowed that a survey or other instrument would be developed to gauge community satisfaction with the district. He said D91’s goals would be “at least 80 percent ‘satisfied’ or ‘highly satisfied’ when asked for overall satisfaction.” He also said the district would actively maintain the Facebook page, which currently has 32 “likes” and was last updated in early October.

Cavallo said he is asking teachers to prepare a monthly newsletter or other “positive communication” to parents and guardians. He said he will also publish a monthly board recap newsletter, available on the D91 website.

Finally, he said the district will work with parents and teachers to create a special education advocacy group, which will extend to the south side of town.

-Jean Lotus