ED-RED invites all representatives of our member districts to attend any of our scheduled meetings. Meetings are held at the Maine 207 Admin Center, 1177 S. Dee Road in Park Ridge (unless otherwise noted).
ED-RED’s 48th Annual Legislative Dinner
Monday, January 28, 2019
Cocktail Reception at 5:30 P.M.
This year’s program will feature a legislative discussion with key members of Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker’s transition committees: Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, House Elementary and Secondary Education Curriculum and Policies Committee Chairman Representative Fred Crespo, and House Mental Health Committee Chairwoman Representative Deb Conroy. This impressive group of legislators will discuss the much anticipated legislative proposals around supports for mental health in schools for next legislative session.
ED-RED is also excited to partner with Dr. Colleen Cicchetti, Executive Director of the Center for Childhood Resilience at Anne & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Cicchetti will focus on the connection between the current mental health crisis and how it impacts every aspect of student life, including increased likelihood of problems with chronic absence, student behavior issues, and low academic performance. Dr. Cicchetti’s experience includes assisting school districts all across Chicagoland in developing trauma-informed practices to benefit students who have experienced various forms of trauma, including gun-related violence, difficult immigration or refugee experiences, bullying and those impacted by the opioid epidemic.
We hope you can join us!