KSD140 Connection

April 12, 2022

Superintendent Search Update

At the Monday, April 11, 2022 special meeting, the D140 Board of Education selected C&H Educational Consultants, LLC. to help guide the process of finding a new superintendent. The process and tentative timeline are outlined below and include meetings with the D140 community and staff.


If changes or updates are made to the tentative timeline, they will be posted at ksd140.org/board-of-education/superintendent-search.


If you are unable to attend either the April 21 or April 28 community meeting but would like to offer comments or suggestions, please email C&H Consultants at kirbysupt2022@gmail.com

before April 29, 2022.


Superintendent Search - Tentative Timeline - Provided by C&H Educational Consultants


  • April 11, 2022 - Board of Education Special Meeting - Board hires C&H Educational Consultants to help guide the process of finding a new superintendent
  • April 11, 2022 - D140 Superintendent opening posted
  • April 21, 2022 - Teacher & Paraeducator Leadership Meeting (staff only) facilitated by C&H Educational Consultants - Grissom Middle School from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • April 21, 2022 - Community Meeting facilitated by C&H Educational Consultants - Grissom Middle School from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • April 28, 2022 - Support Staff Leadership Meeting (staff only) facilitated by C&H Educational Consultants - Prairie View Middle School from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • April 28, 2022 - Community Meeting facilitated by C&H Educational Consultants - Prairie View Middle School from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • May 9, 2022 - Board of Education Special Meeting - C&H Consultants will provide a report on the feedback received from the community and staff
  • May 16, 2022 - D140 Superintendent post closes
  • May 19, 2022 - Board of Education Meeting - C&H Consultants will report to the Board regarding the five finalists (Closed Session)
  • May 24, 2022 - Board of Education will interview three candidates (Closed Session)
  • May 25, 2022 - Board of Education will interview two candidates (Closed Session)
  • Week of June 6 - Board will interview the final two candidates
  • Week of June 13 - Board Attorney will provide a Superintendent contract
  • June 16, 2022 - Board of Education Meeting - Official introduction and appointment of new Superintendent (during the Board Meeting)

Investing in Our Community


Property values are tied to the strength of a school district. Good public schools equal good home and resale values. By prioritizing the care and maintenance of our facilities, we are investing in our schools, our community, and our future.


NEW SCHOOL


Estimates for retrofitting and modernizing Fernway Park Elementary School's current infrastructure for HVAC, electrical, plumbing, data, and classrooms were approaching the cost of a new school. The Kirby School District 140 Board of Education believes a new building is a better long-term solution. The proposed new school will be built on the western portion of the existing Fernway School property and replace the current Fernway Park School.


Additionally, this design will create a District Early Childhood Center within Fernway, allowing us to centralize services for our preschool-age students and free up classroom space at our other elementary buildings.


NO ADDITIONAL TAX IMPACT


D140 will pay for the Fernway project entirely out of cash reserves. If voters approve this project, it will allow D140 to construct a new school building using money already saved and earmarked for the maintenance and care of our facilities.


VOTE


Illinois law requires D140 to secure voter permission to spend part of our cash reserves to construct a new school building. A referendum will appear on the Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election ballot asking for voter permission to construct a new school building on the western portion of the existing Fernway property. The exact question that will appear on the ballot is, “Shall the Board of Education of School District 140, Cook County, Illinois, build one new school building on the Fernway Park School site to replace the Fernway Park School?”


If you have additional questions or need more information, please visit ksd140.org/vote or contact us at ksd140.org.contact-us.

Online Registration and Residency Verification for the 2022-23 School Year

Registration and Residency Verification for the 2022-23 school year is open online through Wednesday, May 18. Incoming kindergarten students and current students enrolled in preschool through seventh grade should register by May 18.


An early registration discount will be given to families who register their students and pay their fees or set up a payment plan by Friday, April 29.


Please log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal to begin registration and residency verification.


Thank you!

Upcoming Events

April 13 - Beginning Band Spring Concert - Grissom @ 7:30 pm

April 14 - Half-Day - Early Dismissal Reminder - Elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:10 am and middle schools will be dismissed at noon.

April 15 - No School

April 18 - No School

April 20 - Board of Education Meeting @ 7 pm

April 21 - Community Meeting facilitated by C&H Educational Consultants - Grissom Middle School from 7-8 pm

April 23 - IGSMA Band State Contest

April 28 - Community Meeting facilitated by C&H Educational Consultants - Prairie View Middle School from 7-8 pm

May 2 - No School

May 4 - Symphonic Band Spring Concert - Prairie View @ 7:30 pm

May 6 - Half Day - Early Dismissal Reminder - Elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:10 am and middle schools will be dismissed at noon.

May 11 - Cadet and Jazz Bands Spring Concert - Grissom @ 7:30 pm

May 19 - Board of Education Meeting @ 7:00 pm

May 30 - No School - Memorial Day

D140 COVID-19 Dashboard

D140's COVID-19 Dashboard provides the community with current districtwide positive COVID-19 case numbers and quarantine information. It is updated each Friday by 10:00 am.


For additional information, please visit our website at COVID-19 Reporting and Updates.