To the Editor: Share your story about District 205

June 8, 2011

This past year has been a tumultuous one for our school district. There was a lot of controversy, and the news coverage as it was happening was poor. Most of us have no idea how decisions made this year have affected the lives of our administrators, teachers, parents, students and the community at large. This call for submissions is an effort to compile these stories to document fairly—without commentary—the history that was made in our district this past year into a book to be published by Plethora Publishing.

Because of the nature of some stories, authors may use alias names, but please no fiction or commentary. This project is an effort to preserve an honest record of what happened this year—from all sides.

You can also share your story orally over the phone; for appointment, e-mail
Deadline for submissions is July 15, 2011.
All submissions should be sent via e-mail to: Any questions about this project can be sent to the above e-mail.

Rachel Leon


  1. VeryModest

    June 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Really? We can share our stories? Why now? For almost 2 years teachers, para’s, building level administrators tried to tell what was happening in the district and what we had to say fell on deaf ears. Now you say that we send our stories to a District 205 email address. You’re kidding right? They don’t really want to hear from us now any more than they did before.

  2. readingmike

    June 13, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    If you read the article carefully the address is not a district 205 email address it is a address

  3. Doug Clayburg

    June 14, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Parents Across America- Rockford is hosting our 1st meeting Tuesday June 21st at 6:00 PM at the downtown Rockford Public Library in the lower level. Room A

    The meeting is intended to bring together community members that wish to be part of the decision making process of our Rockford Public schools.

    Our intent is to share ideas, suggestions, and concerns, and to openly discuss the plans that are being set forth to educate our children.

    This meeting is open to the public and anyone interested is encouraged to attend because these are our schools, our tax dollars, and OUR children!

    Parents Across America- Rockford
    Tuesday June 21st
    215 N. Wyman Street

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