March 9, 2020
Public Hearing: e-Learning Days
Pursuant to the provisions of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, notice was published in The Lake County Sun News on Friday, February 28, 2020.
There were no public comments.
Dr. McConnell updated the Board on the District's efforts and response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The District is taking proactive steps to ensure a safe and healthy school environment. The District continues to take guidance from the Lake County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Health and also remains in contact with local school districts.
For more information about please see the COVID-19 Updates webpage on our website.
Dr. McConnell shared that there are currently 240 kindergarteners registered for the 2020-2021 school year, which is down 35 students from this time last school year.
Middle School Schedule Update
Discussion of Recording Future Board Meetings
Various options and cost estimates for recording future Board meetings were presented. The Board discussed their preferences of recording the Board meetings as well as the options presented for recording. A final proposal will be coming to the Board at a future meeting.
At the January Board meeting, math programming proposals were presented as a result of the feedback gathered from stakeholder groups and further review of student data. As approved by the Board of Education at Monday’s meeting, two pathways of mathematics will continue to exist in 6th grade. Upon entering 7th grade, this will expand to three pathways.
The 7th and 8th grade pathways are as follows:
Pre-Algebra Pathway: Students will receive grade-level standards. This pathway prepares students for the transition to an Algebra I course when entering high school.
Algebra Pathway: Students will receive a compacted curriculum in 7th grade, which is a combination of 7th and 8th grade Common Core Standards. In 8th grade, students will receive Algebra I. This accelerated pathway prepares students for the transition to a Geometry course when entering high school.
Geometry Pathway: Students enrolled in this pathway complete Algebra I in 7th grade and Geometry in 8th grade. This advanced pathway, which is accelerated two years, prepares students to enroll in Algebra 2 Advanced or Algebra 2 Honors when entering high school.
Families will hear further information from their school about any changes to their child’s placement later this spring.
The consent agenda was approved.
Personnel items were approved.
Bills for payment were approved.
The destruction of closed session recordings from August 20, 2018, was approved.
Administrative contracts for the 2020-2021 school year were approved.
The settlement agreement for L.C. was approved.
The contract with School Exec was approved.
The proposal to offer three years of world language in grades 6-8 was approved.
The proposal for math programming in grades 5-8 was approved.
The e-Learning plan was approved.
The DESSA probationary non-renewal was approved.
Open Community Participation
Monday, March 30, 2020 - Regular Board Meeting
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