Quick Notes from the Board Meeting
At the Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, the board:
• Approved the recommendations of Dr. R. Scott Tingley, Superintendent, to appoint assistant athletic director Jason Helbling as the Athletic Director for the Lincoln-Way Central High School effective with the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, the Board approved the employment of Jeremy Cordell as 2015-2016 physical education teacher and head football coach for the Central Knights.
• Approved the 2014 levy proposal by the district. The total property taxes to be levied for 2014 are $77,094,037.14. Assistant Superintendent Ron Sawin reminded Board Members that levying a certain amount does not guarantee that the district will receive the amount requested. The final official equalized assessed valuation for the district, the year’s extension, new property value, the adjusted tax rate, and the consumer price index all help determine the amount of local property tax dollars that the district will receive.
• Approved the resolution authorizing the Issuance of Tax Anticipation Warrants in anticipation of the collection of taxes levied for the year 2014 by the Board of Education of Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210, Will County, Illinois for educational purposes.
• Heard the Student Achievement report focusing on the new LWHS Educational Options Program. The program is offered as an alternative learning solution for students enrolled at one of the four high schools in the Lincoln-Way High School District. Students who attend the ED OPTIONS program are those who need assistance because they are at-risk of failure or dropping out of their home school. This program is intended to encourage daily attendance while monitoring the individual students for academic success.