The Community Review Committee (CRC) serves in an advisory capacity to Wilmette Public Schools District 39 Board of Education to research specific topics that will lead to improvements in teaching, learning or managing the District’s operations. In the fall, the CRC selects one or more topics of interest to the community that its members believe hold the promise of leading to improvements in District 39. During the year, the CRC members work on committees to study the topics and understand the situation in District 39 (often with administrative support and IT support from the District and other key groups, including the Wilmette Education Association). The CRC then develops its recommendations, and makes a presentation to the Board of Education in June. The Superintendent of Schools then offers thoughts regarding the presentation and recommendations in late summer, and the Board determines how to proceed early in the following school year.
The CRC is comprised of parents (typically two representing each of the schools in the district, and invites parents in the parochial schools in the district to participate as well), administrators (including the superintendent), teachers and citizens. The Board of Education has a representative who participates in CRC meetings. The CRC began in 1973 in response to a state mandate for more citizen involvement in education, and its role and composition have evolved based upon the needs and interests of the community.
CRC 2011–2012 Final Report
Future CRC Topics
Past CRC Topics
Over the past six years, the CRC has pursued such topics as:
2010-11 CRC Final Report - Social Responsibility - CONNECTED to District 39 (1.2 MB)
Tomorrow is Here: 21st Century Learning in our Classrooms (2009-10) (1.5 MB)
Tomorrow is Now: Preparing our Students for the 21st Century (June 2009) (293.61 kB)
Educational Facilities (2007-08) (10.94 MB)
Staff Scheduling (2007-08) (605.53 kB)
Wellness Final Report (17.01 MB)
Teacher Mentoring (2006-07) (22.42 MB)
District 39 Strategic Plan: Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders (2003-2004) (169.91 kB)
Gender Similarities and Differences in Learning, Development and Performance (2005-2006) (5.99 MB)
Progress Reporting (2005-2006) (908.13 kB)
Establishing a More Respectful Learning Community (2004-2005) (3.22 MB)
Creative Learning Environments and Best Practices (2004-2005) (1.04 MB)
Foreign Language Program June 2004 (156.65 kB)
Professional Development in District 39- A Progress Report (2002-2003) (5.37 MB)
Hard copies of CRC reports going back to the 1980s can be found by visiting the Mikaelian Center at 615 Locust Road.