Board Briefs

August 15, 2023 Board Meeting Updates

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Meeting Student and Family Needs with ReferralGPS

Supporting the overall health, wellness, and growth of students is an essential part of what a school district does. Schools are more than places where children learn new things. They are places where new concepts are introduced, interests are explored, friendships are made, and children are supported and encouraged every day. For students at Maercker District 60, there are even more resources available thanks to a partnership with Illinois based ReferralGPS, who connect students and their families to mental health care in the community.

Now entering its third year, the partnership launched in September 2021 at a time when more mental health issues were on the rise due in part to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The district uses grant funds to support the partnership, originally through relief-related funding, and now through another grant to create a larger network of resources and support for students beyond what school social workers and psychologists can provide.

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Leadership Team Reports


  • Enrollment, FOIA, and Residency Reports
  • Successful 4-Year Compliance Review
  • Strategic Plan Action Steps
  • School Safety and Security
  • 2023-24 Board of Education Annual Agenda


  • Update on Summer Facility Projects
  • Update on Summer 2024 Planned HVAC Projects
  • Transportation

Director of Teaching and Learning

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Summer Program
  • Summer Family Nights
  • Summer Testing
  • New Staff Orientation Week
  • Attendance

District Continuous Improvement

  • Multilingual Program

Director of Student Services

  • Special Transportation Update
  • Your Students, My Students, Our Students
  • Nursing Support Shift


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Board Actions

Routine Monthly Actions

  • Approved prior meeting minutes
  • Approved Treasurer's Report for June 2023
  • Bills & Payroll for July and August 2023
  • Personnel Report
  • Disposition of Property

Other Board Action

  • Approved 2023-24 Parent Student Handbook
  • Approved a Resolution for Fund Balance Transfer to the Operations and Maintenance Fund