The May e-newsletter features an interview with Dr. Tingley and the valedictorian and salutatorian from each of Lincoln-Way’s four high schools:
Daniel Zolecki, valedictorian
Maddie McLaughlin, salutatorian
Sedona Cady, salutatorian
David Arnold, valedictorian
Alison DeBruyn, salutatorian
Jacob Gasparich, valedictorian
Raymundo Muro Barrios, salutatorian
Board of Education Update
At its April 30 meeting, incoming Lincoln-Way 210 Board of Education members Ronald A. Lullo and Christopher R. McFadden took the oath of office, along with re-elected members Kevin L. Molloy and Christine M. Glatz. To read their bios, click .
During the meeting, the board also elected its officers. The new Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Board of Education is Kevin L. Molloy (President), Dee Molinare (Vice President), Christine M. Glatz (Secretary), Arvid C. Johnson, Christopher A. Kosel, Ronald A. Lullo and Christopher R. McFadden.
The Board thanked retiring members Mr. James E. Gast and Mr. Stephen D. White for their years of service.
Mr. Gast served as a Board of Education member for 32 years including three terms as Board President. He graduated with Lincoln-Way’s Class of 1959 and serves on the Alumni Association Planning Committee.
Mr. White served on the Board of Education since 2010, previously served on the Lincoln-Way Foundation for Educational Excellence Board of Directors and is a1966 Lincoln-Way alum.
We are thankful for the time Mr. Gast and Mr. White invested in our schools and the impact they have had on the lives of our students. I am confident the new board will work together to help move our district forward.
Update from Springfield
Last month, I was one of 24 superintendents from across the state who had the opportunity to meet with Governor Bruce Rauner and several of our state’s legislative leaders. We had important discussions about Senate Bill 1 which could cost our district between one and two million dollars in lost state funding; the fate of pension reform which is currently awaiting a ruling in the Supreme Court; the Governor’s property tax freeze proposal; and the ISBE’s new State Superintendent. Several of these discussion topics could have a detrimental impact on our district’s finances. I will continue to actively engage with our lawmakers to do what is best for our Lincoln-Way students. For more on my trip to Springfield, click .
Lincoln-Way is fortunate to have numerous community businesses, service organizations and non-profits that provide generous scholarships to our students. This month marks our Scholarship Dinners, which are always uplifting evenings full of excitement about our students’ futures after Lincoln-Way. Thank you to Old Second Bank, Lincoln-Way Community Bank and Town Center Bank for sponsoring the dinners. As a reminder for students receiving scholarships or businesses presenting, each dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Here is the schedule:
May 5 at Lincoln-Way Central catered by Aurelio’s
May 7 at Lincoln-Way North catered by Parmesan’s
May 11 at Lincoln-Way West catered by Gatto’s
May 13 at Lincoln-Way East catered by Ambrosino’s
Graduation is right around the corner and there are many student accomplishments happening now and throughout the remainder of the school year. Be sure to click here for the “What’s New” section or Like Us on Facebook..
Summer School Registration
It’s not too late to sign up for summer school. Many of our students are eager to sign up for summer school to fit in their electives or get ahead in their core and Advanced Placement courses.
Summer school registration is available online or in person at our high school Pupil Personnel Services offices.
Summer school is held at Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way East from June 15 through July 1 for first semester, and July 6 through July 22 for second semester. Class runs from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The deadline to register for summer school is May 15.
For more information on summer school registration, click .
District Financial/Enrollment Update
I have been receiving phone calls and emails relative to rumors currently circulating within the community. I want to clarify that there has been no board discussion regarding the sale of district educational properties, nor has the board discussed closing any district high schools. Discussion of this type would be held in open session in a Board of Education meeting to insure transparency. The district has been spending out of reserves while waiting for the local economy to improve, student enrollment to increase, and the state to fully fund education. I have regularly discussed closing the gap between revenue and expenditures since assuming the duties of superintendent. In addition, because District 210 has been added to the state’s financial watch list, the Illinois State Board of Education will review the district’s deficit reduction plan in the fall. The Board and I offer reassurance that as the board goes through this process, the academic and social growth of students will be on the forefront of all decisions. I will present additional information on this matter at the next regular board meeting.
Thank you for reading the e-Newsletter. Our goal is to offer timely, accurate information about your schools in a quick, easy-to-read format.
Dr. R. Scott Tingley
Lincoln-Way High School District 210