News from CCSD15 Board of Education

June 13, 2019

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Boundaries Task Force discusses preliminary proposals

At its June 12 meeting, the Board of Education heard four preliminary proposals from the District 15 Boundaries Task Force. Three members of the task force spoke on behalf of the 37-person team.

The task force is a group of volunteers representing all District 15 schools. The group has been asked to create possibilities for new boundaries for the board's consideration that address overcrowding issues at several buildings as well as community boundary concerns.

Preliminary Boundary Proposals

The group's presentation included four basic boundary change concepts for the board's consideration. The purpose of the presentation was to help the board make an informed decision regarding the purchase of the Park Place property in northeast Palatine that is being considered for a K-6 elementary school. To view the presentation of boundary proposals, visit our website.

Next Steps

At its next meeting in August, the board will continue to discuss the Park Place property and will make a final decision regarding its purchase in the fall. After the board makes its decision about Park Place, the Boundaries Task Force will finalize its concepts and obtain community feedback before presenting again to the board. The Boundaries Task Force operates a Facebook page where it welcomes conversation.

If the board decides to purchase Park Place and/or change school boundaries, the earliest any changes would occur would be the fall of 2021.

Tentative 2019-20 budget & five-year financial forecast presented to board

The Board of Education was presented with the 2019-20 tentative budget at its June 12 meeting.

The tentative budget provides for expenditures in excess of revenues of $6,458,871. The district is budgeting $7.23 million in capital projects spending next year. According to the five-year financial forecast, the district returns to revenues in excess of expenditures in the 2020-21 school year.

2019 Capital Projects:

  • Secure entrances at five schools;
  • Carpeting at Central Road and Virginia Lake;
  • Full or partial roof replacements at Central Road and Walter R. Sundling;
  • HVAC replacement at Central Road;
  • and univent replacements at Lincoln School.

There will be a public hearing on the budget this fall before it is formally adopted by the board. To review the full tentative budget presentation, visit our website.

Central Road and Kimball Hill present school improvement plans

Central Road and Kimball Hill Elementary School principals provided the Board of Education with an update to their School Improvement Plans at its June 12 meeting.

All District 15 schools have been working through a process called "Data Wise," which was developed by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Data Wise supports educators in using collaborative data inquiry to drive continuous improvement of teaching and learning for all students.

School Improvement Plan presentations for are available to view online for Kimball Hill and Central Road.

Student groups recognized by Board of Education