D.202 Talks is the district's official podcast

D. 202 Talks

"D. 202 Talks" shares important information with District 202 families, taxpayers and the community through interesting conversations with key district leaders.

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PODCAST EPISODE #1
Veteran Board of Education member Rod Westfall discusses District 202's past, present and future.
Veteran Board of Education member Rod Westfall discusses District 202's past, present and future.

PODCAST EPISODE #2
Tom Hernandez sits down with Tim Albores for a podcast
Tim Albores, director for high school student services, discusses some of District 202's work to support and ensure equal access and opportunity for all students to succeed in school.

PODCAST EPISODE #3
Dr. Scott Fink discusses professional development initiatives.
Dr. Scott Fink, director for elementary administration and personnel discusses the department's work, including professional development initiatives designed to help staff improve their teaching skills and identify, guide and support staff looking to move into leadership roles.

PODCAST EPISODE #4
Dr. Craig Brown discusses the school calendar.
Dr. Craig Brown, director for high school administration and personnel discusses a topic near and dear to the hearts of every student, parent and staff member – the school calendar. Dr. Brown explains the many factors affecting how calendars are created, the district’s legal obligations to the state, and why the school year school starts and ends when it does.

PODCAST EPISODE #5
Mina Griffith discusses the plan to offer full-day kindergarten to all eligible students.
In our fifth installment, Mina Griffith, assistant superintendent for student services discusses one of the hottest topics in recent District 202 history – the plan to offer full-day kindergarten to all eligible students. The Board of Education recently approved a proposal to accomplish this long-standing community priority by building an 18th elementary school to create more space district-wide for kindergarten, preschool and special education programming.

PODCAST EPISODE #6
Paul Gonzalez discusses the work done each summer.
In the sixth and final "D. 202 Talks" Director of Facilities Paul Gonzalez discusses the work done each summer to repair, maintain and enhance District 202’s 32 facilities which encompass 3.6 million square feet of building space and 850 acres of property. The Facilities Department plays a vital role in protecting community resources worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

PODCAST EPISODE #7
Mina Griffith discusses bullying
Mina Griffith, assistant superintendent for student services discusses bullying and the many ways District 202 strives to teach and support students and families dealing with the issue as part of national bullying prevention month.