Board Briefs & District 44 Update

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Start of 2022-2023 School Year

As a reminder, August 22, 2022 is the first day back for all staff. August 24, 2022 is the first student attendance day for those in grades k-8. We look forward to welcoming you all back soon!
New Staff Welcome Video

Change in Lunch Prices for the 2022-2023 School Year

The USDA waiver that allowed most school districts to serve free breakfast and free lunch to all students throughout the pandemic has expired. Therefore, this fall, Lombard District 44 will transition back to traditional meal service at our schools.

What does that mean for your family?

  • Breakfast and Lunch is still available at all K-8 schools
  • The cost of breakfast, which includes milk, is $1.75.
  • The cost of a hot lunch, which includes milk, is $3.10 per day.
  • The cost of milk alone is $.50.
  • Monthly menus will soon be posted on the district website which is > Parents > Lunch Menus.
  • There will be paid, free, and reduced-priced eligibilities for students

  • Prices for your child will be based on your household’s meal benefit status.

  • The application for free and reduced meals can be found on our website > Parents>Food Service or by clicking here.

You can find more information by clicking here and scrolling down to the category "Additional Individual Documents."

Families should also be aware that schools are also facing many of the same challenges with the supply chain in receiving necessary food items. When this happens, school nutrition

professionals will do everything they can to serve an alternate, healthy option to your child. We will continue to communicate with you when this occurs.

Join Our Team!

Are you looking for work but need a schedule aligned to your child's school schedule? Do you want to be part of an amazing team of people who make an impact on children every day? Join D44 as an Instructional Assistant today!

Starting pay is $15/hour plus many benefits! More information can be found here.

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550 Hours of Tutoring Provided Through Summer Pop-up Program

Through the Summer Pop-Up Tutoring program, more than 50 students were able to connect with District 44 teachers to receive tutor services, and more than 550 hours of tutoring were collectively logged. This is the first year District 44 provided the pop-up, which was developed to provide a more supportive and personalized academic experience for students during the summer months.

District 44 would like to thank the following educators for their service throughout the summer to help prepare these students for success:

  • Jodie Pulciani
  • Ryan Kuehne
  • Albert Infante
  • Diana Strauch
  • Anthony Melton

Inside Your Schools: Guardian Handbook

Every year, District 44 reviews and updates its district parent handbook known as "Inside Your Schools." We encourage families to please take a moment to review the latest edition, which can be found by clicking here.

Meet the Lombard District 44

Lombard District 44 is governed by an all volunteer, seven-member Board of Education. These individuals are elected to serve the community. For more information, please click here.

Note: This communication should not be viewed as a replacement to the minutes taken at each Board of Education meeting. While we aim to provide critical information about need-to-know topics, all of our stakeholders are encouraged to view the full agenda and minutes from each meeting in order to have a deeper understanding.