Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer will meet with her community advisory team Wednesday, May 8, at 6 p.m., at the district office.

VanLeer has been meeting with the group regularly throughout the year, updating members on focus group work, the bond issue campaign and other district activities.

The superintendent advisory team’s purpose is to gain awareness and knowledge about the school district and public school education in general, and then to advise the administration on educational issues affecting the school community.

VanLeer formed the group, along with a staff advisory team, at the beginning of the school year. Typically both groups follow the same agenda.

Prior to this week’s meeting, team members were asked to complete a survey about their role, meeting frequency and topics of interest to guide next year’s agenda.

VanLeer said the advisory teams are another way for the district to keep the lines of communication open.

The community team is open to parents, business leaders and patrons.

“It is important for us to develop awareness about our district as it exists today, just as it is important to discuss the direction in which we wish to go in the future,” VanLeer said when she first announced the formation of the teams.