Two Hour School Board Orientation Yesterday

Well run, and they got through a lot of material in that time.

I dressed up a bit; adorable honeycomb earrings and pendant by local artist Dima Ali. They made me feel better about the fact that I had to try on five (!) of my sheath dresses before I found one that mostly fit. It’s been a long pandemic winter, people, with a lot of couch time. 🙂 Still, it was kind of nice to have a reason to wear something other than sweatpants. I’m hoping the YMCA will start opening up more of its pool hours soon, as more people get vaccinated; I could use some swimming time.

Not the *most* exciting reading (pictured), but I’m sure these finance and school law handbooks they gave us will be helpful. To be clear, I’m not planning to read straight through them! They’re having us do some trainings soon, and then I’m expecting these will be references that I can consult as needed.

Oh, as a side note, I think the final certified results are in for the election — 7,381 Oak Park & River Forest residents voted for me, making me the front-runner, not that that really matters. Now that we’re on the board, we’re all working together as a body. (Still, nice to know, esp. in case I think about running for something else down the line.) Thank you again, to all who voted for me and all those who supported my campaign!

About 3400 students in my care, along with the faculty and staff. Will do my best for them.

Oh, and a quick note for those who need to schedule things with / for me — regular school board meetings are 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 6:30 until sometimes quite late. There will also be additional committee meetings, details TBD. But for the next four years, you can plan on the Thursdays, at least.

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