Chairs: Nancy Baum and Camille Hamilton-Doyle.
The Schools Committee of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference has a long and illustrious history and citywide reputation in the era before elected school councils. Revitalized in 2000 by then-Chair Homer Ashby and carried forward by Chair Nancy Baum, the committee monitors developments and progress in our neighborhood's schools, shares information about schools and educational resources and issues (including through the website), seeks collaborations with agencies and local groups, and most of all seeks to encourage community involvement and foster a conversation about the direction of our schools. A major focus is promoting, growing and helping Local School Councils.
We welcome new members. If you are interested in our schools, give us a try! The Schools Committee meets monthly at the United Church of Hyde Park. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Schools Committee Chair Nancy Baum, (773) 288-5464.
Friends of Hyde Park-Kenwood Public Schools,
a Subcommittee of the Schools Committee
Chairs: Josephine Sanders and Joy Clendenning.
This group of parents and community members has come together in order to help strengthen Hyde Park-Kenwood public schools by collaborating, sharing best practices, resources and knowledge; and fund-raising to improve arts and physical fitness programming.
The Schools Committee and the Subcommittee concern themselves with Kozminski, Shoesmith, Ray, Bret Harte, Murray, Caner, Reavis, Price and Robinson elementary schools, and Kenwood Academy and Dyett High School. The Subcommittee includes representatives from most schools, but representation is sought from parents or community members interested in Canter, Reavis, Price, Robinson and Dyett.
For more information, contact the Conference.