SV plans education forum

IVCC Director of Development Fran Brolley
IVCC Director of Development Fran BrolleyIVCC Director of Development Fran Brolley

Article originally published in the Bureau County Republican, March 5, 2014

SPRING VALLEY — A coalition of major stakeholders and education advocates in Spring Valley will hold a community-wide forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the new importance of education in determining the economic prospects for the city and its residents. The meeting will be in Spring Valley City Hall’s Community Room, 215 N. Greenwood St.

Sponsors of the forum are Hall Township High School, Illinois Valley Community College, City of Spring Valley, Spring Valley Boosters, Spring Valley Partners for Progress and the North Central Regional Betterment Coalition.

Featured speakers are Hall High School Superintendent Michael Struna, who will cover the impact of the most recent high school performance report card, and IVCC President Jerry Corcoran who will draw the line from academic achievement to economic prosperity in a rapidly changing world.

Spring Valley economic development director Debb Ladgenski said the meeting is intended for “any resident of Spring Valley concerned about the future of their children, and/or the future of Spring Valley as a vibrant community.”

For more information, contact Fran Brolley at 815-224-0466 or, Struna at 815-664-2100 or or Ladgenski at

Spring Valley town hall education forum
Spring Valley town hall education forum