Civility Project Forum: Our Schools- an Incubator for Civility?
Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
South Junior High School, 3101 Cassia St, Boise
Janet Cherry I Isabel Cortens I Tamara Fredrickson I Stephanie Myers
Forum organizer: City Club of Boise

For our children, schools can provide a daily exposure to a civil structure- or an uncivil one.

Can our schools serve as an incubator for civil discourse? City Club of Boise begins our 2016 Civility Project by going back to school. Our forum will look at what schools are doing to foster a respectful climate, and what they can do. We'll examine civility in schools on several fronts- including character education, discussing controversial topics in the classroom, and modeling behaviors that cultivate civility among staff and students alike.

Add your voice to the discussion on the evening of March 8, for the launch of our Civility Project forums. Our panel includes:

  • Janet Cherry  West Junior High School principal
  • Isabel Cortens Timberline High School senior/ Boise Public Schools Foundation student director
  • Tamara Fredrickson Boise School District Student Services administrator
  • Stephanie Meyers Special Education teacher/ Boise Education Association president

Please note:

  • This forum will be held in the evening, at South Junior High School's auditorum, at 3101 Cassia St, Boise, from 7 - 8 pm. Doors will open at 6:30 pm.
  • There is no charge for this forum. However, seating is limited, and pre-registration is requested.

You may use our online registration form, if you are not a City Club member, you may select 'mail a check or contact Julia to arrange payment' and you will not be charged. You may also send your name, phone number and email to the City Club office, at 208-371-2221 or  Please include March 8 Civility Forum in the subject of your email.

The Civility Project is made possible by City Club members and grants from Idaho Power Company and the Idaho Humanities Council, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit our YouTube channel to see an overview of City Club of Boise and our forums.

Chair: Russ Heller
Moderator: Bill Russell
Underwriters: Idaho Humanities Council
Idaho Power