WILLIAMSFIELD, IL. (ECWd) -
The Williamsfield Community Unit School District 210 held a Special Meeting this morning, for the main purpose of having a closed session for board self evaluation with a representative of a statewide association (IASB) as facilitator.
From their Official webpage, www.billtown.org:
Statement from the Board of Education & Superintendent Tim Farquer:
Earlier today, the Williamsfield Schools Board of Education held a self-assessment and training session in the Kutkat Conference Room. The session was facilitated by Reatha Owen, Field Services Director, from the Illinois Association of School Boards. During the session, all members of the Board of Education and Superintendent Tim Farquer engaged in open and honest dialogue in an effort to move forward together with the best interest of our students and community at heart. Much progress was made.
As a product of this session, we accept full responsibility for the divisiveness which currently exists. We openly acknowledge internal and community-wide issues in the areas of trust and communication. We accept full responsibility for the changes we must initiate in ourselves, to help our district and community move forward. We have begun the hard work to restore individual trust and respect. We know trust won’t be restored overnight, and are committed to the open and honest dialogue required on the journey. We are committed to working together toward a common voice. As individuals, and as a collective group, we will model the characteristics of The Billtown 9 and represent our community with pride.
For the sake of our kids, and for the betterment of our community, we welcome everyone to join us on this path forward. #weAreBilltown
Williamsfield Schools Board of Education &
Superintendent Tim Farquer