Highlights of the December Board of Education Meeting
No COVID-19 Testing Over Winter Break
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Improving Well-Being For All Stakeholders in District 44
"This work is critical and is meant to positively impact everyone in our district, most notably our students. When our staff members are able to be their best selves, it is our students who benefit the most. I appreciate the dedication of this group for spearheading this initiative," said Superintendent Dr. Ted Stec.
As a method to move the work and discussion beyond the Well-Being Action Team, administrators will be launching an ongoing feedback method meant to generate real-time ideas and needs from staff members. Additionally, administrators will be meeting with students in every school and in every grade level to ensure their feedback is incorporated into this process.
"We need to hear directly from the stakeholders who are impacted the most by our decision-making, and that is our students," Stec said.
The district is expected to launch this expansion to its well-being work once returning from Winter Break.
2022-2023 Calendar Proposal
The Board of Education reviewed an initial draft of the school calendar. The Board is expected to approve the final calendar at its meeting next month.
The Board did engage in a conversation about whether to move the start of school up one week, noting that in the past this has been helpful for planning purposes given all the ongoing changes related to the pandemic. The calendar will be communicated following winter break.
Recap of Parent Forums
On Thursday evening, the district held district-wide parent forums at every school.To review the presentation and FAQ provided at the meeting, please click here.
"We hope our community found these forums to be an opportunity to not only receive information you need but also connect with your fellow neighbors and wider school community," said Superintendent Dr. Ted Stec.
At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees were encouraged to engage in conversation about what the future beyond COVID may look for our students. We appreciate those of you who were able to join us.
Meet the Lombard District 44
Note: This communication should not be viewed as a replacement to the minutes taken at each Board of Education meeting. While we aim to provide critical information about need-to-know topics, all of our stakeholders are encouraged to view the full agenda and minutes from each meeting in order to have a deeper understanding.