Next D200 School Board Meeting

 

When: Tuesday, January 26th, 7:00 PM

Where: Clay Academy, 112 Grove Street, Woodstock, IL

 

 

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Parents and residents question whether clinics belong in schools.

The Situation

It has been announced that there will be a health clinic put in place at Woodstock North High School with plans to potentially extend this to other schools in the district.

The issues as we see them, in summary.

The parents and residents of D200 are questioning whether schools are the right place for such health clinics.

 

Among the issues are:

  1. General parental authority and oversight of their children's treatment
  2. Community borne malpractice risk
  3. "Reproductive health treatment" ethical issues
  4. Lack of community involvement in the decision to bring clinics to the schools
  5. Competency. Managing the relationship with a clinical provider is not a core competency of the school
  6. Cost
  7. Space utilization

Solutions

Abandon the school-based health clinic.

Supporting resources

 

Promise from former Superintendent that such services will never come to our district

 

"...I am not sure where the misinformation is coming from but I want to assure you that any service provider who would operate a health clinic at any of our schools would sign an agreement with the District that contains among many items two important provisions.

 

“The first is that NO student would be seen without parent/guardian permission and/or without the parent/guardian being present with the student.

“The second is that No contraceptive materials would be distributed or prescribed for ANY student.

“There is absolutely no legal obligation to do so and District 200 has no intention of getting involved in this area.”Again I am not sure who it is that is assuming that the preventive services being considered by District 200 would include contraceptives.

 

“Please share this information with anyone who is making this interpretation so that they can have the correct information.

 

“I give you my personal assurance, the assurance of the Board of Education and the assurance of Lisa Tate, D200 Health Services Coordinator, that this will be the case if a Health Clinic is ever established within our District.

 

“The Administration and Board discussed this issue in detail and we are all in strong support to avoid any involvement with contraceptive distribution or education.

 

“If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me.”

 

Sincerely,

 

Ellyn Wrzeski, Superintendent"

 

(Posted to Mchenry County Blog on March 2, 2013)

http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2013/03/02/update-on-school-clinic-plans-in-woodstock-school-district/

 

 

 

AMA Opinion for providing confidential care for minors:

"When an immature minor requests contraceptive services, pregnancy-related care (including pregnancy testing, pre-natal and postnatal care, and delivery services), or treatment for sexually transmitted disease, measures to prevent sex-ually transmitted disease, drug and alcohol abuse, or mental illness, physicians must recognize that requiring parental involvement may be counterproductive to the health of the patient. Physicians should encourage parental involvement in these situations. However, if the minor continues to object, his or her wishes ordinarily should be respected."

 

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-ethics/code-medical-ethics/opinion5055.page

 

January 26 D200 Agenda packet (List of Bills-2.4, has been removed to keep file size down)

Take Action

Attend the Next Meeting

 

When: Wednesday, January 26thth, 7:00 PM

Where: Clay Academy, 112 Grove Street

 

Be prepared to speak, even if all you say is that you oppose or support the clinic.

 

 

Contact the Board

Board of Education

Woodstock Community Unit School District 200

227 West Judd Street

Woodstock, IL 60098

 

By Phone

(815) 338-8200

 

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(815) 338-2005

 

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 BOE@wcusd200.org

 

 

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Woodstock Resident files a complaint against D200 for improper notice and questions basis of interfund transfer.

 

Read the complete story at the Woodstock Independent:

http://www.thewoodstockindependent.com/June-2016/Resident-Files-Complaint-Against-Woodstock-School-District-200-Fund-Transfer/

D200 Revisits Superintendent Contract and Pay Increase

Joe Tirio - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

On May 10th, Woodstock's D200 School Board passed a resolution to provide Superintendent Moan a 7% increase and to extend his contract (which had about a year left in it). It is my belief that the agenda was inadequate and I have filed a Request for Review with the Attorney General's office for this and the stated public comment requirement on the agenda "There will be a sign-up sheet for the public to identify their name, address, phone number, name of the organization you represent (if any) and a brief description of the topic to be addressed" which is in violation of an existing Attorney General's binding opinion . This last item (requiring address etc. in order to speak) has been brought to the board's attention previously.

 

The agenda for tonight's meeting includes a revisit to Mr Moan's contract.

 

When I saw this, I launched a poll asking the respondents the following...

 

  • - Should Mike Moan receive a 7% raise? (Yes or No)
  • - What kind of pay adjustment should he receive? ( 5% increase,  3% increase,  Zero increase,  3% DECREASE,  5% DECREASE,  Other)
  • - Your zip code (free text)
  • - Add your comments here (free text)

 

 

 

 

The vast majority of the respondents say that he should either receive no increase or receive a decrease. The most compelling part is the comment section.

 

I sent an email to all the board members and provided them with summary and raw data and have attached the same below.

 

We are asking residents and members of the public to attend the School board meeting and voice your opinions on the matters at hand.

 

When:

Tuesday, June 21, 7:00 PM

Where:

Clay Academy

 

112 Grove St, Woodstock, IL 60098

 

 

 

Related Resources:

 

Northwest Herald article

Woodstock Independent Article

Poll summary

Complete poll data

 

 

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