I hope this finds you safe and well. This is a very scary time in our world. During this time your council is here for you! Please reach out at anytime with any questions and concerns you may have. As we finish virtual learning this spring and transitioning in to planning for what learning will look like in the fall, ESPs need to be at the table. It is essential that ESPs are represented at every level of discussions concerning the safety and planning of what in school or virtual learning will look like.
Several members from your ESP council are bringing ESP voices to the table by participating in education planning committees at both the local, and state level. Two of these committees are, IEA CO-Ocreated Covid Conversation committee and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) RLR 2.0 committee. We are honored to be apart of these committees and feel the scope of the importance that our voices bring.
I encourage you to reach out to your district administration and request that ESPs be included in the planning of your districts remote/return to school plan team. When all voices are represented at the table, students win. Thank you for all that you do. Your council is working harder than ever….fighting harder than ever for our students, districts, communities, and members!