District 30 Board Brief
October 27, 2022 - Board of Education Meeting Summary
Dear District 30 Family,
The Board of Education celebrated our 2022-23 Glenview Character Counts! Art & Video contest winners, enjoyed an outstanding curriculum report on mathematics, and completed our second reading of Board policy updates.
Thank you for all you do to care for one another and our students, and have a great weekend!
Dr. Brian K. Wegley
Kudos to Character Counts! Winners
The Board recognized 11 District 30 students for winning the recent Glenview Character Counts! 2022-23 Art & Video Contest. Dr. Scott Carlson and Mr. Sam Kurtz shared the winning posters and videos, and Mrs. Zivit Blonder shared the immense pride our Board of Education has in character shown by our students highlighted in this contest.
The themes focused around “Stepping up for the Community” and students were reminded that next year’s Hero Hustle T-Shirt could include one of the images from our poster contest. Board President Mrs. Nancy Artz shared that Character Counts! has been in place within our community and schools since 1996. We embrace this community-wide effort to foster civility, community engagement, and leadership in our children based on the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Fairness; Caring; and Citizenship.
Contest winners from District 30 were:
Art Contest, Grades K-2
1st place: Niam Datta, 1st grade Willowbrook
Art Contest. Grades 3-4
2nd place: Aryahi Akash, 4th grade Willowbrook
3rd place: Emerson Theobald, 4th grade Willowbrook
Video Contest, Grades 5-8
1st place: Eli Mathew (Reif) and Amay Agarwal, 5th grade, Wescott
2nd place: Lucia Kosowski and Olivia Pępek, 5th grade Willowbrook
3rd place: Paul Novak, Miles Bauer, and Logan Gosser, 5th grade Wescott
Congratulations to our students, and thank you to our parents for making parent a verb. We are thankful for our outstanding students!
Review of Math Summer Curriculum Project
Teams of teachers from Willowbrook, Wescott and Maple Schools representing three summer math projects – K-5 math, 6-8 math, and 6-8 special education – came together to share their work with the Board. The group highlighted our curriculum, our scope and sequence and articulation efforts, the individualized iReady program, and the active learning environment for our students.
Although there were three separate projects, all of the summer curriculum teams focused and shared the implementation goal of standards aligned curriculum utilizing best practice routines in mathematics K-8. Collaboration with colleagues from kindergarten to 8th grade, including learning specialists, continues to support all students in an appropriately challenging mathematics learning trajectory in District 30.
This informative presentation shows the work our mathematics staff is doing to create dynamic and effective learning for our students and for committing to deepening our collective efficacy!
As part of the District 30 Mathematics Staff's Review of summer math curriculum, the teachers included a live math demonstration. (Teachers pictured clockwise, L-R: Mrs. Jackie Ruf; Mrs. Kery Obradovich, Ms. Ashley Grosshuesch, Mrs. Erin Janick)
Second Reading for PRESS Update 110
The Board completed the second reading of Board Policy PRESS Update 110 Changes & Additions, including updates to:
2:100 Board Member Conflict of Interest, 2:105 Ethics and Gift Ban, 2:210 Organizational Board of Education Meeting, 2:265 Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures, 4:10 Fiscal and Business Management, 4:140 Waiver of Student Fees, 4:165 Awareness and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Grooming Behaviors, 4:190 Targeted School Violence Prevention Program, 5:20 Workplace Harassment Prohibited, 5:120 Employee Ethics; Code of Professional Conduct; and Conflict of Interest; 5:220 Substitute Teachers, 5:250 Leaves of Absence, 5:320 Evaluation, 5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays and Leaves, 6:15 School Accountability, 6:50 School Wellness, 6:60 Curriculum Content, 6:65 Student Social and Emotional Development, 6:260 Complaints About Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Programs, 6:340 Student Testing and Assessment Program, 7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools, 7:70 Attendance and Truancy, 7:100 Health, Eye and Dental Examinations;Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students, 7:180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment, 7:250 Student Support Services, 7:285 Anaphylaxis Prevention, Response, and Management Program, 7:290 Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention, 7:340 Student Records.
Next District 30 School Board Meeting
You are welcome to join us at our next Board Meeting. Topics will include:
- Considering the approval of the Food Service, General Education Student Transportation, and Student Photography Services contracts
- Considering approval of Maple’s Athletic Field Irrigation project
- Considering approval of PRESS 110 Updates and Additions
- Discussing 2023-24 Student Fees
- Providing a Strategic Planning Update
Thursday, Feb 23, 2023, 07:00 PM
Wescott School, Western Avenue, Northbrook, IL, USA
Our Board of Education
The Board of Education consists of seven members elected from the general public to serve the entire Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 Community. The Board provides governance for the district by hiring and evaluating the superintendent and approving a budget, policies, and goals that align with the district's strategic plan. Board members are:
- President - Nancy Artz
- Vice President - Jeff Zuercher
- Zivit Blonder
- Keith Karchmar
- Dan Levin
- Ammar Rizki
- Dr. Stephanie Yohannan
Northbrook/Glenview District 30
Northbrook/Glenview District 30 exists to create a community that craves learning, fosters resiliency, and cares deeply for every student. District 30 serves more than 1,200 students in pre-K through 8th grade across Willowbrook, Wescott and Maple Schools.
Location: 2374 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL, USA