News From CCSD15

January 9, 2019

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Boundaries Task Force holds third group meeting

The Boundaries Task Force is continuing its work to develop possible scenarios for school boundary changes for the community and Board of Education's review. The group met for its third meeting on Dec. 17.

The Boundaries Task Force is made up of 37 community members, including District 15 parents and residents without children in our schools. All members were selected by two community co-chairs.

The task force was formed for two reasons: To mitigate capacity concerns at several schools where enrollment is increasing and to address community issues with the current boundary lines. A flow chart of the Boundaries Task Force process is available on our website.

At the Dec. 17 meeting, the group divided into subcommittees and discussed goals and objectives. The subcommittees include:

  • Proposals
  • Data analysis
  • Educational impact
  • Community engagement
  • Oversight

The task force will be continue to meet over the winter and spring months before sharing proposed boundary options with the community. Once community feedback is obtained and plans are refined, final proposals will be presented to the Board of Education for its review. The earliest date a change could occur is August of 2020.

To follow along with updates from the Boundaries Task Force, please "like" its newly formed Facebook page.

Win up to $26,450 in 529 College Fund Raffle

Enter the one-five Foundation’s 529 College Fund 50/50 Raffle for your chance to win up to $26,450!

“The one-five Foundation wanted this fundraiser to have a meaningful education connection. We hope that the winner of this raffle will use the money toward a 529 educational savings plan for themselves or a loved one,” said Mary Zarr, one-five Foundation Chairperson.

Each $100 ticket purchased will earn one entry into the raffle. Only 529 tickets will be available for purchase. Buy tickets online by visiting

Half of the money raised through the raffle (up to $26,450) will be retained by the one-five Foundation to further its work enhancing the classroom experience for District 15 students. The other half of the money raised (up to $26,450) will be issued to the raffle winner with the intent that the winner create or contribute to a “529 Plan,” an educational savings program with tax benefits meant to help families fund their child’s future college costs.

The raffle drawing will take place live at 5:29 p.m. on March 17, 2019 through the district's Facebook page. Complete raffle rules, terms and conditions are available at District 15 staff members ARE eligible to enter.

How are we doing? Take the 5Essentials survey

How does your school rank according to the Illinois 5Essentials questionnaire? This is your opportunity to evaluate your school according to five areas, including but not limited to instructional climate, homework policies and quality of facilities. Fill out your online survey through Feb. 15. Please note: Since CCSD15 is based in Cook County, please select "Cook" from the county drop-down list.

The results from this survey will become part of each school's public Illinois School Report Card. The data is also used periodically by media outlets as part of national and state school rankings. We appreciate your input!

Register for kindergarten Jan. 30 or Feb. 5

Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year is quickly approaching! There are two upcoming dates for registration events:

Wednesday, Jan. 30:
Second Language Families
5-7:30 p.m. at Willow Bend & Winston Campus (students from anywhere in the district should register at these locations if their home language is not English)

Willow Bend: 4700 Barker Avenue, Rolling Meadows
Winston Campus: 900 E. Palatine Road, Palatine

Tuesday, Feb. 5:
New Kindergarten Students
9:30 a.m.–11 a.m., 1-3 p.m., or 6-8 p.m. at all District 15 elementary schools

In case of a snow day, the make-up registration day will be Feb. 7. Please review our registration information website to learn what to bring for kindergarten registration.

NEW this year, District 15 will be implementing online registration. All families will need an email address to register their child(ren). For assistance creating an email address, please contact your school's main office.

Information regarding Spanish Dual Language (SDL) kindergarten will be available for parents during registration events. An SDL informational night for interested parents will take place in late-February, with letters of commitment due in March.