Quick Notes from the Board Meeting
At the Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, December 12, 2013, the board:
Approved the 2013 levy in the amount of $74,302,480, which is $3,625,110 less than the levy amount was last year.
Approved the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 School Improvement Plan. The board received an overview from a member of the school improvement team from each high school outlining a section of the school improvement plan. Lincoln-Way Central associate principal Jeannine Prucha discussed the units of instruction including pre/post tests to assess student mastery of standards-based objectives; Lincoln-Way East principal Dr. Sharon Michalak told the board about units of instruction specific to learning activities aligned to objectives; Renae Goldie, associate principal from Lincoln-Way North, talked about strategies for all teachers to engage all students in the classroom; and Anne Shanahan, associate principal from West, talked about annual learning goals set by the Leadership Team utilizing student learning data.
Heard a report from the Lincoln-Way Foundation that their 2013 donation total to the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 is $232,000. The funds donated support teacher grants to enhance classroom learning and student scholarships. Bob Kennedy is president of the Lincoln-Way Foundation; Linda Lopez is the Executive Director.
Heard a report with data from the Illinois Interactive Report Card site regarding per pupil expenditures of large high school districts in the state of Illinois where 74% of students have met or exceeded state standards on the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE). Nine school districts are included: Lake Forest Community H.S. District, per pupil cost is $21,977; Northfield Township H.S. District 225 per pupil expenditure is $21,841; Township H.S. District 113 (Deerfield & Highland Park) per pupil expenditure is $20,821; New Trier Township H.S. District 203 per pupil expenditure is $20,423; Community H.S. District 128 (Libertyville & Vernon Hills) is $19,548; Adlai E. Stevenson H.S. District 125 per pupil expenditure is $16,839; Hinsdale Township H.S. District 86 per pupil expenditure is $16,772; Lyons Township H.S. District 204 per pupil expenditure is $15,881; and Lincoln-Way Community H.S. District 210 with lowest per pupil expenditure of $11,231.