D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Jan 28, 2021

School Board Highlights - January 26, 2021

2021-2022 School Calendar

The Board approved the 2021-2022 school calendar. Following are some of the highlights of the approved calendar:

  • First day of school Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021

  • No School Tuesday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 26, 2021

  • No School Winter Break Monday, Dec. 20 through Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 with school resuming Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022

  • No School Spring Break Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25, 2022

  • Last Day of School is Wednesday, June 1, 2022

School Fees

The board approved the school fees for the 2021-2022 year. The pricing reflects the agreed upon Consumer Price Index increase for all fees for next year and the tuition reduction to the full day kindergarten program adjusted to $3,500 annually.

D103 Learning Update

  • School Updates: Principals shared the learning experiences taking place across schools both in-person and remotely.

  • Staff Vaccination: The State has moved into Phase 1b for the administration of the COVID vaccine. Staff has been invited to sign up for the vaccine, which is expected to be administered starting in February at two Lake County sites for school district employees only.

  • Metrics: Superintendent Scott Warren noted that Lake County moved into Tier 1 mitigation. The positivity rate continues to decline in the area of Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103. There have been no outbreaks in Lake County schools in the past 30 days.

COVID Expenses

Administration has been seeing savings in many of the non-COVID impacted areas, which helps to offset the expenditures focused on safely returning students to the schools. Patrick Palbicke, Assistant Superintendent for Business, believes the end of the school year will still result in a revenue positive budget despite the difficulties of this year and the revenue constraints associated with the D103 FY-2021 Budget.

Exceptional Learners Collaborative
District 103’s tuition to the Exceptional Learners Collaborative (ELC) has increased over the years due to the collaborative’s program growth. The district is reviewing its usage with the ELC to ensure it is not paying more than its proportionate share.

Other District News

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting web page.

Partnership News

Valentine's Day Treats for Sale

The D103 PTO has partnered with five-star restaurant Max and Benny's to offer families delicious Valentine's Day treats. Desserts for sale include cookie kits, pretzel rods, heart-shaped cookies, rice krispie treats, brownies, and more. Browse the selection of treats for options. Orders are due by Sunday, Feb. 7. Orders will be available for pick up from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at Sprague School, 2425 Riverwoods Road Lincolnshire. Max and Benny's Restaurant, of Northbrook will donate 10 percent of D103 orders to the PTO.

Leave Your Legacy in D103

The D103 Learning Fund Foundation invites your family to leave a legacy at D103 with the launch of the Legacy Brick Fundraiser. With the completion of the Daniel Wright construction project, the Foundation invites families to donate $100 to inscript their name on a brick pathway outside the remodeled school.

This LFF Legacy Brick Fundraiser video, narrated by Daniel Wright Principal Michelle Blackley and featuring the new school mascot, outlines the project. This is a great opportunity to bring our community together, so please consider a donation. The Learning Fund and all of our schools appreciate your generous support.

Community News

Citizenship Preparation Class Series

Vernon Area Public Library is working with HIAS Immigration & Citizenship to provide a Citizenship Preparation class series that begins Monday, February 8. HIAS is a Jewish-American nonprofit that works to aid refugees.

Classes will meet online 1-2:30 PM on most Mondays from February 8–May 3. The 11-week series is meant to prepare residents for the citizenship test in a small, online group. Content includes American history, civics, speaking, and reading and writing in English.

The classes are free and open to all. A Vernon Area Public Library card is not required. Spaces are limited and signup is required. Sign up at https://calendar.vapld.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=25522 or by telephone at 224-543-1485.

A recording of an overview session on the topic is available on YouTube through February 25.

Please direct questions to Jessica Flatley at the library: jflatley@VAPLD.info or Elana Boiskin at JCFS: 847-745-5405 or ElanaBoiskin@jcfs.org.


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