D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Nov 4, 2021

School Board Highlights - Nov 2, 2021

Learning Update

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Vaccine Clinic: D103 has established a COVID vaccine clinic for ages 5-11 on Saturday, Nov. 13 followed by a clinic for the second dose on Saturday, Dec. 4. The vaccine is open to all D103 families and families of staff members. Boosters for eligible adults are also available at the clinics.

Job Fair: D103 attended a Lake County job fair. There were 10 people who visited our booth and showed interest in the associate position. One of those individuals was hired by D103 for an associate position. Seven individuals also visited the booth for transportation openings.

Reading Specialist: Administration expressed a need to add a half-time reading specialist at Sprague to assist its youngest learners. The Board supported this proposal.

Metrics: COVID Metrics are good overall in the Lincolnshire and Lake County region.

103 Club

Administration suggested the district offer child care through the 103 Club free of charge to employees whose children attend our schools. This will help our staff members complete their duties at work after school ends for the day. The Board supported this decision.

COVID Expenses

The impact of FY-2022 COVID expenses was reviewed for staffing including substitutes, nurses, health clerks, stipends, associates, contact tracers, and custodial contracts. Improved HVAC units at Sprague and Half Day were also part of the expenses.

Associate Compensation

Administration is researching associate compensation as it compares to area school districts. D103 and all districts in the area are experiencing a shortage of associates. The Board asked administration to review the short and long term needs for D103 associates addressing compensation as it compares to area districts to help the district attract and retain employees.

ICTM Proposal

The Board reviewed the ICTM math contest and whether to offer a stipend for this program for students in grades 3-5. Any student may participate in the contest. Typically, Half Day has over 270 students participate in the contest. The Board requested that the district look into whether or not the program could be expanded to include more critical thinking activities beyond a test. The administration said they would look into it.

Illinois State Report Card

Administration presented the 2021 Illinois State Report Card results to the Board. Students took the Illinois Assessment of Readiness and the Illinois Science Assessment in Spring 2021. Student scores have not been reported yet. The state report card does show 2021 district finances, demographics, student teacher ratios, salaries, and other such information.

The November 2, 2021, Board meeting agenda is available for additional information.

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Board of Education Meeting

The next Board of Education meeting will occur at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page. D103 board meetings will be 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 contact the Board at board@d103.org.

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