Rep. Wheeler seeks community participation on K-12, higher education advisory council

NORTH AURORA – State Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) is accepting applications from interested parents, educators and community members to serve on his Education Advisory Council serving families in Illinois’ 50th District, which includes portions of Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Campton Hills, Elburn, Montgomery, Oswego, Plano, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and Yorkville.  

Rep. Wheeler’s Education Advisory Council will hold quarterly meetings throughout the year, with the first to be scheduled for September. Specifically, Rep. Wheeler is looking for community members interested in serving on one of the following committees to advise him on state/local education policy:
K-12 Classroom Educator Committee (for teachers, teacher aides, special education assistants)
K-12 Parent & Taxpayer Committee (for parents and concerned taxpayers of any school district within the 50thDistrict)
Higher Ed Committee(for parents, educators, taxpayers and/or local students pursuing a degree at Northern Illinois University, Aurora University or Waubonsee Community College)

K-12 Administrative Committee is also being formed to be comprised of Superintendents and School Board Presidents (or their designees).

Interested members of the community who reside in any of the following school districts are welcome to join the Education Advisory Council:
Yorkville CUSD 115
Oswego CUSD 308
Batavia SD 101
Geneva CUSD 304
West Aurora SD 129
Kaneland CUSD 302
St. Charles CUSD 303
Those interested in participating are asked to call Rep. Wheeler’s office at (630) 345-3464 or e-mail Applicants will be asked to give their name, address, and which committee they are interested in serving on. A date for the first meeting in September will be scheduled after a sufficient number of participants have signed up to join the Education Advisory Council.
“Our teachers and local schools are among the very best in the state,” Rep. Wheeler said. “As a father, I am eager to work with our educators and other interested parents and taxpayers to bring their concerns directly to policy discussions in Springfield I’m engaged in on a regular basis that affect our local school districts. Together we can work to reduce unfunded mandates, increase local control and ensure that our school districts here in the Fox Valley receive their fair share of state funding and support.”
For questions, to sign-up or to find out whether you live in Rep. Wheeler’s district, please call the District Office at (630) 345-3464.