E-news for our Learning Community - May 6, 2016

Dr. Boryszewski's Message

Dear School District 81 Learning Community,

This has been an extremely productive and exciting school year, and I'm proud of all that we have accomplished together!

Construction on the Kennedy School project is back on track after an unexpected permit delay. We have attached a video of the groundbreaking ceremony commemorating the event. There is a section on the SD81 homepage that will keep you updated through the construction process. The District will continue to post all Board of Education committee meeting agendas and minutes on our website. Please visit for information.

Below you will read about Board of Education news. It has been a remarkable year for the Board, and I'm thrilled to welcome new members Laura Lukasik and Ana Ultreras. They are involved and supportive District 81 community members who will contribute to the success of an effective and healthy Board of Education, and more importantly they will support our students!

This week is dedicated to recognizing and thanking the educators who impact the lives of children in countless ways. Please join me in thanking the amazing educators we have in District 81! Thank you for partnering with us to make District 81 a proud and outstanding learning community!


Dr. Boryszewski, Superintendent of Schools

Kennedy Groundbreaking

SD81 Board of Education News

  • The next Regular Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 pm at Lincoln Middle School. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

(Please note that this regularly scheduled meeting has been changed from May 18 to May 25. The June BOE meeting has been changed from June 15 to June 22.

  • The ABC Parent Group meetings are held at 6:00 pm, prior to the Board meeting.

  • The SD81 Board of Education has been honored with an Award of Excellence in Distinguished Service by the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association. The Board of Education was nominated by Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kimberly Boryszewski. Awardees will be recognized by INSPRA on May 12th, 2016.

  • Attached is the link that will direct you to the video recordings of the SD81 Board of Education meetings.

  • Attached is the link for the SD81 Board of Education Meeting Highlights held on April 20th, 2016.

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School News - Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, May 11: Half Day Attendance - School Improvement
  • Monday, May 16: PreK Celebrations at Kennedy Elementary School & LMS Graduation at East Leyden High School
  • Tuesday, May 17: Kennedy Elementary School Kindergarten Graduations at LMS
  • Thursday, May 19: Last Day of School If No Emergency Days Used