D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Oct 22, 2021

School Board Highlights

October 19, 2021

Transportation Update

Transportation has been dealing with a shortage of drivers. Anthony Mendoza, Director of Transportation, has been combining routes as well as using himself as a driver during the shortage. He is advertising for drivers with signs on vehicles, at job fairs, and on employment job sites.

D103 Learning Updates

Dr. Scott Warren, Superintendent, showed Lake County metrics continuing to decline along with incidence rates resulting in very few COVID positive cases in the schools.

Strategic Plan Update

The Strategic Plan was presented to the community to provide feedback on the goals. Dr. Warren informed the Board that the feedback was supportive of the goals with a few specific suggestions. The Board will review the Strategic Plan again in November followed by the adoption of the plan. An outline of the Strategic Plan follows.

The Portrait of a Graduate will serve as our “North Star” and guide the District’s work to ensure our students grow to become engaged, successful leaders and citizens in our global community. It provides a strategic direction for the design of the educational experience for students. The six competencies of the Portrait are:

  • Adaptability

  • Collaboration

  • Critical Thinking

  • Empathy

  • Global Citizenship

  • Perseverance

Using the Portrait of a Graduate as a guide, the Strategic Planning Committee created four main goal areas with a strategic goal for each area.

  • Main Goal Area 1 – Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

    • Strategic Goal 1 - Provide authentic learning experiences that require students to ask questions for understanding to address complex real-world issues.

    • Goal 1 Details

  • Main Goal Area 2 – Individualized Learning

    • Strategic Goal 2 - Provide opportunities for all students to advance their individual academic knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    • Goal 2 Details

  • Main Goal Area 3 – Social/Emotional Learning

    • Strategic Goal 3 - Develop well-balanced citizens through a robust implementation of State Social Emotional standards to create safe, healthy, and just communities.

    • Goal 3 Details

  • Main Goal Area 4 - Infrastructure

    • Strategic Goal 4 - Creation of adaptable learning environments that are responsive to enrollment trends, Human Resources needs, and curricular programming.

    • Goal 4 Details

Student Data Discussion

After reviewing recent state and national standardized test results, District 103 students made progress over the course of the pandemic but did not grow at a rate consistent with pre-pandemic levels, according to a report to the School Board. The academic growth of D103 students was much higher than compared to students in many other districts.

The test results from the recent Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments, showed that Illinois students were a little over four months behind in their math and reading learning compared to what they might have been had the pandemic not occurred. In general, District 103 has seen less of an impact on their overall MAP scores than many other districts.

“As teachers work to meet the academic, social-emotional, and executive functioning needs of students, report cards and assessment results may look different than they have in the past. This is expected and recovery is going to take some time,” said Katie Reynolds, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

To help our students rebound academically, data teams at each school are reviewing test results on an individual and classroom basis to determine who needs academic intervention and support. The goal is for teachers to teach current grade-level standards and fill in the learning gaps where needed to help bring students up to their grade level.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) results from Spring of 2021 will be mailed to families the first week in November.

Tentative Tax Levy

Patrick Palbicke, Assistant Superintendent for Business, proposed a 2021 tax levy of $32,765,000 before the principal and interest is factored in from bonds issued for capital projects. Eighty-six percent of the district’s revenue comes from taxes. The Board is expected to adopt the levy in November.

Streaming Meetings to YouTube

D103 board meetings will be held in-person and live-streamed each month starting November 2. Members of the community should attend the meeting at 111 Barclay Boulevard, Lincolnshire if they would like to make a public comment. The public can contact the Board at board@d103.org.

The October 19, 2021, Board meeting agenda is available for additional information.

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Board of Education Meeting

The next Board of Education meeting will occur on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting web page.

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D103 Calendar of Events

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