Woodlawn part of ‘Make-It Local’ Group of Illinois School leaders who released op-ed letter regarding frustrations with lack of control

Woodlawn part of ‘Make-It Local’ Group of Illinois School leaders who released op-ed letter regarding frustrations with lack of control

WOODLAWN, IL — A group of around 150 school leaders from across the state of Illinois formed a ‘Make-It Local’ group this summer to meet virtually and discuss current events with each of their districts. This group, as the name might indicate, is pushing for local decision-making to be brought back to school boards and school administration that know what is in the best interest of staff and students at these schools.

Tuesday, an op-ed letter was signed and released by this group explaining from their point-of-view how the control and decision-making process has slowly been taken away from school districts not only since March of 2020 at a much more rapid pace because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but before that, over time, and through past administrations.

Eric Helbig is the Superintendent at Woodlawn Schools.

You can view the editorial in full at the link to this story on our website, wmix94.com/wdml.com. Fifteen schools in the Regional Office of Education #13 have signed in support, including the ROE Office itself. In addition to the ROE #13 schools and Woodlawn High School, six others here in Jefferson County have signed: Mt. Vernon Township High School, Rome, Field, Bluford, and Spring Garden.

Concert Calendar

Motley Crue & Def Leppard @ Busch Stadium

Motley Crue & Def Leppard @ Busch Stadium

RESCHEDULED  JULY 5, 2022 @ 4:00 PM Motley Crüe and Def Leppard have announced that they are rescheduling their 2021 stadium tour to 2022. The new date for STL will be July 5, 2022 All tickets will be honored for the new date. Click HERE for more ticket info

El Monstero & Living Colour

El Monstero & Living Colour

El Monstero & Living Colour at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 9th ON SALE • NOWSPECIAL • Lawn and Select Reserved tickets just $19.95 + fees first week of sales Click HERE to purchase tickets

Collective Soul + Switchfoot

Collective Soul + Switchfoot

 Collective Soul + Switchfoot at Saint Louis Music Park on Sunday, July 17th ON SALE • NOW Click HERE to purchase tickets

Local Weather