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Lincoln-Way Student Council Members Provide Superintendent with Input
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Lincoln-Way 210 Superintendent Dr. R. Scott Tingley has met with each of the districts four high school Student Councils over the last two weeks to answer questions and collect student input on the transition from four to three high schools in 2016-2017.

Every time I meet with students, I hear a new perspective or a new question about issues that are important to our students, Tingley said. It is our students whose leadership will help move the district forward.

Questions have included teacher placement, graduation gowns, and student leadership positions, among others. Questions are being compiled into an easy-to-read Fact Sheet and posted on the districts website.

One student asked about receiving letters of recommendations from teachers who may move to a different building.

Our teachers are committed to ensuring all students have every advantage possible for college acceptance, Tingley said.

We want students to feel supported and comfortable to come forward with ideas, Tingley said. These are your schools and if you have a good idea, we want to make it happen.

Another student asked when they will know placement of teachers and how decisions about teachers, coaches, band directors and activity sponsors will be made.

It is going to be based on quality my measuring stick is the question, who do I want teaching and coaching my own children? Tingley said.

Teacher placement will be determined in February and March after students have selected and registered for classes.

North Student Council members asked about bringing their trophies to East and having a hall dedicated to their accomplishments.

Yes, your accomplishments will be recognized, Tingley said. We want to keep your traditions alive and Dr. Cohen will help make that happen.

For the entire Transition FAQ for students, visit www.lw210.org.