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CH-UH Accepting Applications For Early Childhood Task Force

Nov. 2, 2018 -- The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District is accepting applications for its new Early Childhood Task Force.

The district is committed to engaging with the community and tapping into the collective expertise of its stakeholders by offering another opportunity for community members to get involved. The district has already formed a new Family Engagement Task Force and also recently accepted applications for a Lay Finance Committee.

The Early Childhood Task Force will explore the services needed to support preschool students within the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District and to purposefully connect preschool education and the Early Childhood Special Education program.

Family engagement and two-way communication are essential for improving district decisions and outcomes for students. The task force will recommend the type of early childhood services needed in CH-UH, including staffing, curriculum, community partnerships, environmental spaces, and environmental furniture and fixtures. 

Membership on the task force is voluntary and limited to residents of the CH-UH City School District. Completed applications should be emailed to Caroline Jewell-Rogers at c_jewell@chuh.org. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 16.

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MISSION: The Early Childhood Task Force will explore the services needed to support preschool students within the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District and to purposefully connect preschool education and the Early Childhood Special Education program.   

CREATION: This task force shall be established pursuant to Board Policy 9140.01 - Citizen Task Force. As per the policy, the committee will have oversight from the Superintendent, or her designee.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The CH-UH City School District and the Board of Education believe family engagement and two-way communication are essential to improving district decisions and outcomes for students. The task force will recommend the type of services needed in CH-UH, including staffing, curriculum, community partnerships, environmental spaces, and environmental furniture and fixtures.

The task force will make recommendations on where and how the services will occur and the costs associated with these services. Furthermore, members will help build alignment and support among key stakeholders for early learning. District staff will share all relevant items with the committee for research and discussion.

We appreciate members’ commitment to the district’s Strategic Plan goal of making early learning education a foundation for future academic success. Our collective plan will reflect our commitment to preparing our students for a future that is bright and beneficial to our city and state.

DURATION: The task force will meet once a month beginning in December 2018 and will submit a report to the Board of Education in April of 2019. All task force meetings will be open to the public, and the Superintendent, or her designee, will lead the meetings and establish all agendas.

MEMBERSHIP: The Superintendent, or her designee, will solicit applications for membership on the committee. Our goal is for the task force to include staff, family, community-based organizations, and community members who represent the diversity of CH-UH Schools. We are seeking members who can provide valuable insight, expertise, and perspectives on ways to improve preschool education in our district. Members should bring an open mind, a passion for student learning, and a willingness to engage in inquiry, meaningful dialogue, and collaboration throughout the task force process.

CH-UH District staff members will be appointed to the committee under the direction of the Superintendent. A representative from the Board of Education will be included as an ex-officio member on the committee.

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