School Board Highlights
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Mitigations: Most students and staff continue to wear masks. Beginning April 11, the schools will move all students to tables and desks during the lunch period as long as Covid cases remain low.
Positive Cases: District 103 has had a slight uptick in COVID cases since the return from Spring Break.
Administrator and Classified Salaries
The Board was presented with a proposal to increase administrator and classified salaries by 3.5 percent for the 2022-2023 school year. The board will consider the salary increase at its April 19 meeting.
Community Project Funding
Administration shared with the Board information about a federal process titled Community Project Funding that could provide funds to improve Riverwoods Road in front of Daniel Wright Junior High School. This improvement is necessary if further expansion of the school is ever needed. The grant requires state and local support to be considered for approval.
Guided Program Overview
Director of Student Services, Dr. Gina Finaldi, provided the Board with an overview of the D103 Guided Program that is shared with Districts 96 and 102. The Guided Program is a self-contained special education program for students with disabilities who require an individualized functional academic curriculum, intensive related services, and explicit instruction in order to develop self-care, independence and functional life skills. The Guided Program offers a small, highly structured learning environment located within a neighborhood elementary school for students in grades K-8 who benefit from functional learning indicators aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
Prior to 2012, when the program was created, if a student in D103 needed a highly structured program focusing on functional life skills, the child was outplaced, often resulting in transports of at least 45 minutes from the student’s home. Today, Districts 96, 102, and 103 share in the education of the students who qualify for the program with each district educating several grade levels of students. D103 educates students in grades 6-8 at Daniel Wright. The three districts are starting the process of reviewing the program as a whole.
Learning Management System
The Board reviewed the district’s current and proposed learning management systems. The District is anticipating spending time training staff on a new learning management system, Schoology, that is targeted for launch during the 2023-2024 school year.
Director of Facilities Position
The Board unanimously approved the hiring of Eric Jonasson as the D103 Director of Facilities beginning July 1. Mr. Jonasson will replace Mr. Scott Guanky, who is retiring after serving 11 years in District 103. Superintendent, Dr. Scott Warren, said Mr. Jonasson rose to the top of the applicant pool following the consideration of 42 candidates, six of whom were interviewed by administrators and staff. Mr. Jonasson comes from Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54 where he has served as the Maintenance Supervisor.
Board of Education Meeting
The next Board of Education meeting will occur at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page. D103 board meetings are being held in-person and live-streamed each month on our YouTube Channel. Members of the community should attend the meeting at 111 Barclay Boulevard, Lincolnshire if they would like to make a public comment. The public can also contact the Board at email@example.com.
D103 Calendar of Events
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