Superintendent's Task Force On Middle Level Education A Committee of Community Members Dedicated to Providing the Best Education for the Students of Deerfield Public Schools District 109
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Please read the recommendations of the subcommittees and the administration, presented at the February 10, 2014 Board of Education Meeting.

Task Force meetings were held at Caruso Middle School on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 24, 2013
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013
  • Monday, December 2, 2013
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2014 
In addition, Task Force members presented an update to the Board of Education at the regular meeting of the BOE on December 9, 2013 at 7:00pm at Caruso. Many subcommittees held interim meetings, in person or virtually, between "live" meetings. 

Task Force Sub-Committees
The pages below list the subcommittee members, and will be updated regularly with meeting notes, links to relevant research, and opportunities for community feedback surveys.  

In addition, at-large members will contribute to the overall work of the task force, or help on particular committees as needed. 

At Large Members: 
Parents/Community: Amy Birtman, Paul Chanan, Edward Jacobs, Julia Koyfman, Jordan Levin, Rick Opad, Susan Peterman, Harriet Rosenthal, Brittney Saks, Michelle Shade, Brian Verisario (District 113), Trevor Vernier  
Staff: Shenach Cameron

Online Resources

Task force members -- and all interested community members -- can view the following resources to help understand the context of the challenges and opportunities that middle schools face, generate ideas as to what the ideal District 109 middle school might look like, and gain insight into current best practices in middle-level education: