Quick Notes from the Board Meeting
At the Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, January 22, 2015, the board:
• Recognized retired Will County Detective Sergeant Duane Davis for his service to the Lincoln-Way High School District 210. Det. Sergeant Davis oversaw the Lincoln-Way High School Resource Program (SRO) for the Will County sheriff’s office. Duane and his four SRO officers have contributed to a safe, secure, and supportive atmosphere for the students of Lincoln-Way High School District 210.
• Heard the Curriculum and Instruction Update focusing on academic success. Board members were pleased to hear that in the spring of 2014, the final year Illinois high schools administered the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE), Lincoln-Way juniors proved themselves among the finest writers and thinkers in the state. District-wide, 80% of District 210 students met or exceeded standards in English and Writing. Statewide results also show that 96% of students graduate from the Lincoln-Way high schools within 4 years. The Board also learned that District 210 will be offering 5 additional Advanced Placement (AP) classes in the 2015-2016 school year. Currently each high school offers 29 AP courses for students. The five additional courses will bring the total AP course offering to 34. Advanced Placement courses provide an opportunity for students to earn college credit while in high school.
• Approved a $25 increase in student registration fees for the 2015-2016 school year.
• Heard a report on Goal #2 of the 2015-2016 Draft Goals & Objectives which states, Continue to improve parental and community communication opportunities. Objective A: Continue to adjust community outreach programs to be timely and cost-efficient. Objective B: Continue to expand electronic communication, including the use of e-Newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, and Quick Notes.