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The following letter was written by Lisa Wright, president of the Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Board of Education.
Dear District 113A Community Members,
Last week I was encouraged to see so many voters come out to show such significant interest in one of our community’s greatest assets, our schools. I admit I am disappointed in the referendum result, but I fully respect the decision of the community. As a board, we are committed to moving forward in a positive and productive way.
We will seek creative solutions to educate students while living within our financial limits and resource constraints. We will build on progress already made toward improving financial stability and accountability. We have already eliminated deficit spending, established and maintained a balanced budget, and adopted new processes to increase accountability and transparency. Additional processes, policies, and practices will be implemented as we strive for continual improvement.
I look forward to working collaboratively with the newly elected board to make decisions about the future of the district and to plan effective ways to engage key stakeholders. We have already begun to build personal relationships prior to new members being sworn in. In doing so, we have affirmed that we share the common goals of restoring financial stability, providing a quality education to all district students, and re-building trust and confidence in the Board as a whole.
The road ahead is not easy given the challenges that we face, but we are committed to ensuring that District 113A students will continue to receive a quality education from our dedicated and highly qualified staff. Board members are committed to the welfare of the district and to meeting the needs of all stakeholders — students, parents, staff and the broader community. We will continue to strive for improvements and demonstrate that we are good stewards of the significant financial resources that the community places in our hands.
Thank you for your interest and your support. Please join us at upcoming board meetings to listen to what is happening and to hear about opportunities to get involved in helping to shape the future of our district. For the board meeting schedule and other information relating to board business, visit us at www.sd113a.org.
Lisa E. Wright
President, Board of Education for District 113A