Quick Notes from the Board Meeting
At the Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, September 24, 2015, the board:
The Board of Education approved the building administrative teams for the 2016-2017 school year including:
Central: Principal Dr. Steve Provis, Associate Principals Mr. Alex Petrakis and Dr. Beth McNamara, PPS (Pupil Personnel Services) Director Ms. Michele Newswander, and Athletic Director Mr. Matt Lyke.
East: Principal Dr. Sharon Michalak, Associate Principals Dr. Mark Cohen and Mr. Joe Skarbek, PPS Director Ms. Karen Murphy, and Athletic Director Mr. Mark VanderKooi.
West: Principal Dr. Monica Schmitt, Associate Principals Mr. Marty Luzzo and Mrs. Anne Shanahan, PPS Director Dr. Holly Pierson and Athletic Director Dr. Ted Robbins.
The Board of Education voted to adopt the 2015-2016 budget which includes a $5.2 million deficit, $101.4 million in revenue and $106.6 million in expenditures. The Board also accepted the results of the 2014-2015 Audit Report as presented by Mulcahy, Pauritsch, Salvador & CO, LTD.
The Board heard a report from Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Mr. Tim Reilly about the Algebra and STEM Parent nights being held throughout the district. The events highlight the district’s new Algebra program as well as enhancements to science curriculum with the use of GIZMOS online simulations to help prepare sophomores for the new online science test in Spring 2016.
During the Curriculum Report, Mr. Reilly also highlighted that Lincoln-Way will be joining other school districts in taking a stand against the new PARCC test as recent state results showed that 0% of students across the state of Illinois exceeded standards in math.
During the Superintendent’s Report, Dr. Tingley congratulated the two Lincoln-Way students named semi-finalists and 27 students who earned commended status from the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Following closed session, the Board voted to instruct the administration to develop a request for proposal (RFP) for a forensic, independent and annual external audit.