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Next Meeting: Thursday, November 13

CHARTING THE FUTURE OF CHARTER SCHOOLS
Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.
Glen Ellyn Civic Center

Open to the Public Join us as we hear from our own Charter School study committee about their research into Charter Schools in Illinois as we ponder the following questions:

  • For what reasons should a charter be revoked or not renewed?
  • How often should charter schools be reevaluated for the purpose of charter renewal?
  • Who should have the authority to approve or renew charters?
  • Under what circumstances should local voters be able to use referendum concerning charter schools?
  • What information should charter schools be subject to disclose?
  • What regulations or requirements should charter schools have concerning funding?
  • How should virtual charter schools be funded?
  • Do League members still agree with the 2001 charter school position?

 This meeting is open to the public so bring your friends and neighbors to learn more about charter schools in Illinois!

The meeting will be followed on Saturday by a consensus gathering session for members: 

CONSENSUS MEETING TO UPDATE THE LWVIL'S CHARTER SCHOOLS POSITION
Saturday, November 15, 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Glen Ellyn Civic Center

For Members Only: Join us as we discuss the questions that will formulate the League's position on Charter Schools in Illinois. The results help to formulate the League's action plans when it comes to new charter school legislation. The public is welcome to observe, but only members can participate in the discussion and consensus process. If you'd like to join, click here.

2014 Election Preparation

The General Election is coming up. Who and What are YOU going to vote for?

Check out answers local candidates have supplied to our questions.

The League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL) has released its nonpartisan guide to the upcoming state and federal elections. The guide may be accessed online in two parts: Statewide office election information is available via the national interactive site, Vote411.org, while local district data is listed on the LWVIL website, www.lwvil.org.

Vote411.org contains information regarding the candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Comptroller. The LWVIL site lists candidates for the United States House of Representatives, the Illinois State Senate and Illinois House of Representatives.

Download this brochure for information on the candidates and questions on the November 4, 2014, Illinois ballot.

Make sure you are registered to vote by checking in with the DuPage County Election Commission.

Autumn Voter is out - Download

Fact for Voters Available Now

Facts for Voters is a free publication produced and distributed by the League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn volunteers (Thank you to the volunteers who put this helpful pamphlet together!). In it you will find information about local elected officials and boards.

Download Facts 4 Voters

New Observer Corps Reports Posted About College of DuPage board meeting and more

September and October 2014 Observer Corps Reports Posted

New observer reports for the September and October meetings of the College of DuPage board have been posted by the LWVGE Observer Corps which has been following the C.O.D. board of directors for over five years. See the reports here.

November Meetings at Glen Ellyn Civic Center: Charting the Future of Charter Schools

Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.
Glen Ellyn Civic Center

Open to the Public Join us as we hear from our own Charter School study committee about their research into Charter Schools in Illinois as we ponder the following questions:

  • For what reasons should a charter be revoked or not renewed?
  • How often should charter schools be reevaluated for the purpose of charter renewal?
  • Who should have the authority to approve or renew charters?
  • Under what circumstances should local voters be able to use referendum concerning charter schools?
  • What information should charter schools be subject to disclose?
  • What regulations or requirements should charter schools have concerning funding?
  • How should virtual charter schools be funded?
  • Do League members still agree with the 2001 charter school position?

 This meeting is open to the public so bring your friends and neighbors to learn more about charter schools in Illinois!

The meeting will be followed on Saturday by a consensus gathering session for members: 

CONSENSUS MEETING TO UPDATE THE LWVIL'S CHARTER SCHOOLS POSITION
Saturday, November 15, 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Glen Ellyn Civic Center

For Members Only: Join us as we discuss the questions that will formulate the League's position on Charter Schools in Illinois. The results help to formulate the League's action plans when it comes to new charter school legislation. The public is welcome to observe, but only members can participate in the discussion and consensus process. If you'd like to join, click here.

2014-15 is shaping up to be one of the most memorable League seasons ever! With a study on charter schools, meetings on human trafficking in our community, mock elections in the high schools and a candidate forum looming, Leaguers along with their friends, neighbors and families will be well-informed about the goings-on of our world and society and have lots of opportunities to volunteer and provide community leadership.

League offers much to every member of the community. Download our 2014 Election Brochure to learn about candidates and ballot questions. Check out our calendar of events, get involved in our book club, become a League observer, or volunteer to help the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

There is no shortage of things to do, ways to learn, and opportunities to make a difference. Help us by becoming a member.

League Groups

There are many groups within League that do special things. These include our

LWVGE Book Club

Great Decisions and

the LWVGE Mental Health Study Group

each group is doing great work. Follow by clicking on that specific group's page within the "Groups Within League" page.

LWV Agricultural Consensus Meeting

 

Agricultural Consensus Meeting Draws Crowd, Meaningful Discussion

League members gathered on April 12th, 2014, to practice what it does best: learning,discussing, coming to consensus and providing guidance to LWVUS so that we, from the grassroots to the LWVUS lobbyist, can take action on a topic of vital importance. Click here to read the backgrounders.

 

Read more: LWV Agricultural Consensus Meeting

Article Archives Index

Mental Health First Aid - all about the class LWVGE sponsored and featured to help dispel the stigma of mental illness and train community members how to recognize symptons and help people who might be suffering.

Pension Study - notes, files, and records from the League's 2012 pension study.

DuPage is Changing - report from October 2013 unit meeting - Stunning Facts Wow Audience.