D103 News

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

School Board Highlights - June 22, 2021

Budget Presentation

  1. Amended Fiscal Year 2021 Budget: The Board of Education held a public hearing on the amended budget before approving it later in the meeting. Since the Fiscal Year 2021 budget was passed in June 2020, COVID affected revenues and expenses throughout multiple areas within the budget causing the need for amendments.

  2. Budget for Fiscal Year 2022: The Board of Education held a public hearing on the FY-2022 budget before approving it later in the meeting. Administration presented a balanced budget with total expenditures budgeted to be $35.93 million. One of the largest expenses, salaries, is budgeted to increase 2.2% overall. Another large expense item is health insurance, which is anticipated to increase by 3.6%.

D103 Learning Update

  • Fall Plans

    • All students and staff will return to in-person learning in the fall.

    • Remote learning is only available for students with identified medical needs and are homebound or hospitalized, or students that are ineligible for a vaccine and are under a quarantine order.

    • The district is waiting on state guidance regarding large group gatherings, lunchtime, transportation, mask wearing, social distancing, field trips, visitors/volunteers, and vaccinated/unvaccinated staff.

    • Students and staff will maintain a 3-6 foot distance in school.

    • Students will eat lunch at a 6 foot distance under current guidance.

    • Curriculum will return to pre-COVID curriculum.

  • Looking Ahead

    • There are 1,659 students registered for the 2021-2022 school year, down from 1,847 registered from last year. There are 90 students from last year who have not yet registered.

    • Committees are reviewing curriculum for the fall.

    • Air handlers at HD and SP will be installed in fall/winter 2021.

End of the Year Academic Learning Survey

There were 356 parents, 118 staff, and 510 students who responded to an End of the Year Academic Learning Survey. The purpose of the survey was to collect grade-level specific feedback that would be useful when planning for all staff and students to return to school in the fall of 2021. The majority of the questions focused on the degree to which the pandemic affected students’ social-emotional well being and academic growth.

Katie Reynolds, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, shared that the survey results were favorable with 68.8% of parents reporting that they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the remote learning program, and another 18.3% of families indicated a neutral response. Additionally, 30% of parents indicated that they were either concerned or very concerned about their child’s academic growth and social-emotional health and 34.4% of parents were either concerned or very concerned about their child’s peer relationships. Of the staff responses, 50.8% reported being very concerned or concerned about students’ social-emotional well-being. Of the student responses, 55.9% reported being extremely or quite happy with the amount of time they spend talking with friends and 84.4% of students reported they were getting all the help they needed to be successful in school.

Communications Survey

The District conducted a communications survey targeted to parents to seek input on what the district was doing well and areas for improvement. Parents completed 400 surveys that were fairly equally divided among all schools. The results of the survey showed that 75-85% of the scores were rated a four or five out of a possible five rating. Top areas of interest for parents included calendar updates, emergency notifications, and student achievement/academic/testing updates. Parents responded that the frequency of communication is the right amount or too much. Areas for improvement included improving the organization of the website to make it easier to navigate, and tailoring communication to better view on mobile devices.

Student Testing Results

ECRA, District 103’s data management company, reviewed test results for the District and noted a positive growth overall for math and reading. In comparison the data showed negative growth overall for Illinois students the past year.

Strategic Plan Update

The Board received a report of the Strategic Plan Committee meeting that took place on Monday, June 21. Superintendent Scott Warren reported that the committee reviewed the Portrait of a Graduate and its student competencies, along with four strategic plan target areas of infrastructure, social emotional learning, critical thinking and problem solving, and individualized/project based learning. The administrative team will draft strategic goals and objectives for the Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan will be presented to the Board for review then to the community before final adoption by the school board.

Facility Improvements

The district has committed $770,367 to districtwide facility improvements for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Improvements include security updates, asphalt repair, sidewalk repairs, replacing a boiler pump, and installing air handlers.

D103 News

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting web page.

Summer Learning Resources

D103 educators have put together an extensive list of curated learning resources to support parents who are interested in providing their child(ren) with academic support to maintain academic skills during the summer. Resources come from Clever, BrainPop, virtual maker's space, STEM at home projects, and Wonderopolis to name a few websites for families to explore with their children.

Health Forms & Medication Management Plans Due

All students entering kindergarten, sixth-grade, or new to District 103 are required to present appropriate proof that they received a health examination and the immunizations against, and screenings for, preventable communicable diseases. Review the immunization requirements for the upcoming school year to ensure that your student has received what is required in order to start school on the first day of class. Forms must be in the nurse's office by Aug. 1.

Medications and Management Plans

Please visit the D103 Health and Wellness website for specifics on immunizations, allergies and food guidelines, and medications and management plans. For new and returning students with chronic conditions (i.e., allergies, asthma, diabetes, or seizures), please be sure to provide the necessary updated health forms to the nurse at your child's school. For new and returning students who require medication administration during school hours, please provide an updated medication administration form completed and signed by the child's physician. A medication administration form must be completed to administer both prescription and over-the-counter medication at school. All medications must be brought into the nurse's office by parents. Do not send your child to school with medication. Prescription medication that is being dropped off must be in the prescription bottle in which it came in.

Please contact your child's school if you have additional questions.

Links to medical forms

Community News

4th of July

Lincolnshire takes back summer with a 4th of July celebration.

Federal Aid Available for High Speed Internet

Federal aid is now available specifically to help families pay for high-speed internet service, plus a computer or tablet. It’s called the Emergency Broadband Benefit. The program provides discounts of up to $50 a month for high-speed internet along with a one time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.

Families qualify if anyone in the household is eligible for the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast programs; participates in SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline; received a Federal Pell Grant this year; or lost significant income due to furlough or job loss since Feb. 29, 2020.

See this FAQ for more information about the broadband benefit program. Please visit the Emergency Broadband Benefit website to apply or call (833) 511-0311.


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