Board Briefs

Highlights from the 9-24-18 Board of Education Meeting

Board Briefs is a newsletter-style overview of the Board of Education's discussion and action. You can find the meeting agenda online here, and look for minutes of the meeting to be posted after they are approved at the next BOE meeting (October 15, 2018).

Public Hearing: FY 2019 Budget

Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Eric Miller presented the final budget. He emphasized that it is aligned with the strategic goals of the District. There were no public comments, and later in the meeting, the Board unanimously approved the budget.

Superintendent's Reflections

Each month, Superintendent Dr. Dane Delli updates the Board of Education and the community about programs, events, notable achievements, and other timely information and celebrations.

Strategic Planning

Dr. Delli explained that the Strategic Plan Team will hold an all-day data retreat on Tuesday, September 25. The team will review the perception data gained from the stakeholder surveys, as well as information in areas of teaching and learning, culture and professional staff, and finance and operations. The review will allow the team to assess the current state of the District. Community engagement sessions on October 8, 10 (for Spanish-speaking families) and 11. There also will be focus groups with District 34 students and Glenbrook South students who are graduates of District 34.

Facilities Assessment

Dr. Delli introduced Ron Richardson and Troy Kerr from FGM Architects to present the facility assessment and 10-year master facility plan. The plan is a result of several months of work. The executive summary outlines the scope of work.

Mr. Richardson said that the plan does not include additional space, core space improvements, additional parking, playground replacement, ADA improvements, energy efficiency, or traffic improvements. He explained that the firm is working with the District to review the pilot learning spaces to determine how those will fit into the plan.

The architects outlined the scope of work needed at each building. Some needs that must be addressed throughout all buildings include health-safety issues including:

  • Door frame corrosion
  • Torn and unraveling carpeting
  • Roof deterioration and drainage issues
  • Paving
  • Electrical/mechanical
  • Windows
  • Water pipe replacement

The cost estimate for the work is $82M-$83M over 10 years.

The master facility plan is a living document that the District will continue to review and expand. Based on the initial plan, FGM proposes several additional studies, including:

  • Masonry evaluation
  • Space utilization study
  • Mechanical systems redesign
  • Restroom remodeling (for scope and ADA components)
  • Traffic and parking
  • Accessibility
  • Energy reduction measures

At the next meeting, the Board will review the financial dimensions of the plan as well as the cost and time to complete the additional studies.

Meet the Board of Education

Glenview District 34 is governed by a seven-person Board of Education, elected by the community, that consists of the following individuals:

  • Sam Ach (President)
  • Natalie Jachtorowycz (Vice President)
  • Jim Baumstark
  • John Heggie
  • Katie Jones
  • Jackie Lutz
  • Diane Stefani

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