Constitution

Overview

Glenview School District 34 works under a unique teacher contract called “The Constitution". This is a description of the relationship between the teachers, administration and Board mapping out how all three groups, working together, can make a difference in student’s lives.

The document assumes, and then puts into action, that teachers are professionals and should be treated accordingly. The Constitution, established in 1989, also outlines a district expectation and support for teachers to be lifelong learners. Additionally, the Constitution is a fluid document, meaning nearly all sections of the Constitution can be modified as opportunities, problems or issues arise during the duration of the contract.

As part of the Constitution, there are three main standing committees and the District Coordinating Council that oversee the working relationship between the Board of Education, teachers, administrators, parents and students.

The most recent version of the Constitution was ratified in 2016.

The district created a video several years ago to explain more about the Constitution and how it works in the school district. You can view the video HERE.

District Coordinating Council

The Coordinating Council monitors the district's unique agreement and hears and acts upon appeals to the actions of any Building Council or district committee or subcommittee.

District Education Committee

Coordinates the activities in the areas of curriculum, staff development, organization for instruction, programming, program evaluation and other areas related to the instructional program in keeping with the goals and expectations of the district as established by the Board.

District Personnel Committee

Coordinates the activities in the areas of teacher evaluation in accordance with the procedures as delineated in the bylaws of the Constitution. The Personnel Committee also develops and/or reviews policies and/or procedures concerning teacher and association rights and teacher welfare issues in keeping with the goals and expectations of the district as established by the Board.

District Compensation Committee

Develops policies and procedures in the areas of salaries and fringe benefits, in keeping with the goals and expectations of the district as established by the Board. In addition, the Compensation Committee may make recommendations as the budget is developed.