Joint Board Meeting Recap

May 2, 2023

Board Meeting Details

This joint Board of Education meeting was held in person at the District Center.

1. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m.

2. Approval of Meeting Agenda

The agenda was approved.

3. Selection of President ProTem for Joint Meeting

Mrs. Montgomery from District 109 nominated herself for the President ProTem role for the meeting and was confirmed by a voice vote.

4. Community Participation Relative to Items on the Agenda (Policy 2:230)

There were no speakers present.

5. Joint Regional District Data Review

The team from ECRA gave a presentation to the collective group on Project 440:

Project 440's research priorities are as follows:

Academic proficiency, academic growth, academic access to advanced programming

Tonight's focus: academic proficiency in math & ELA, academic growth in math & ELA, AP potential & enrollment in math and ELA

Executive summary is that student proficiency significantly outperforms the nation in both ELA/Reading and Math. However, lower performing students may not be keeping pace with the nation in grades 9-11.

Academic programming/coursework has a significant impact on rates of student growth in both ELA/Reading and Math. The impact is more pronounced in high school than middle school.

Overall, more students are capable of AP coursework than are participating at the high school level. The gap is wider in ELA than Math, and wider at DHS than HPHS.

Dr. Eleni Spiron from the ECRA Group walked through some data involving academic proficiency, academic growth, and AP potential vs. enrollment in math and ELA.

Various board members asked questions of the ECRA presenters.

6. Open Community Participation (Policy 2:230)

There was one speaker who addressed the group.

7. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.