Quick Notes from the Board Meeting
At the Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, April 10, 2014, the board:
Recognized the distinguished service of Robert Kennedy, Michelle Moyle and David Zang as officers of the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Foundation for Educational Excellence.
The three community members have each completed their terms as officers of the Foundation. During their leadership term, the Foundation donated $464,000, bringing the total donated to the Lincoln-Way District 210 to $3,459,898 since its inception in 1994. In addition, the Board of Education recognized charter members Janet Caschetta and Greg Hobbs for their 20 years of service as Foundation board directors.
Heard a curriculum and instruction update about the collaborative teaching program within the Special Services department. Mary Harrison, District Director of Special Services, and Tim Reilly, Assistant Superintendent reported to the board about the teaching/learning advantages of the program.
Approved the addition for replacement days of June 2, 3, 4, and 5 for the days the school was closed in January due to inclement weather. With the replacement days the district has complied with the Illinois School Code by meeting the required 180 day minimum with 175 student attendance days, 4 institute days and one day for Parent-Teacher Conferences. This revision places the closing Faculty and Staff Institute on Friday, June 6, 2014. The Board of Education emphasized that scheduled graduation dates remain the same.
Heard the first reading of the recommended changes to the Parent-Student Handbook for the 2014-2015 school year. The District 210 Advisory Committee’s suggested changes to School Board regulations.