Public Input Ranks High in Dist. 93's Evaluation

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Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer

School board members in Carol Stream Elementary District 93 are putting their performances over the last couple of years to the test.

This week, they began a self-evaluation effort that eventually will lead to a set of goals for the future.

Board members gave themselves high scores for involving the community in major board decisions over the last couple years, such as drawing new school boundaries and building a new elementary school.

"I think we did a good job with our boundary change process," said school board member Jan Wuellner. "We involved a lot of people."

The district held four community forums where parents were allowed to make suggestions on the boundary changes, which will take effect in the fall of 2000.

The boundaries were redrawn to accommodate construction of the new Cloverdale School, which is being built near Merbach Drive and Stonewood Circle. The school also is scheduled to open in the fall of 2000.

Board member Patti Winter said school officials sought broad community input into the tax referendum that paid for the new school and improvements to the seven other schools in the district. …