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Board of Education Regular Meeting

Thursday, January 25, 2024

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Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board also approved consent agenda items including routine financial and personnel reports.  Other consent agenda items included the approval to prepare a tentative budget for fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025, and the first read of the School Year 2024-25 School Calendar.
  • The Board President's Report included Board Self-Monitoring and Board Committee reports. The Board Policy Committee Report included policies for first read, which will be brought back to the Board for approval in February. 
  • Action items included the approval of the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations/CSBO contract for the 2024-25 School Year. 
  • Ms. Reiley Straub presented the Financial Dashboard.
  • Dr. Castillo shared the Superintendent's Report to the Board, which included the Student & Staff Attendance Dashboard, and the following:
  • The Calendar Committee presented the proposed calendar for the 2024-25 school year for first read as part of the consent agenda.  The calendar will be submitted for approval at the next Board Meeting in February.  As in previous years, District 20's goal is to have a calendar aligned with Lake Park High School calendar.  Highlights of the proposed calendar include:
August 13 - Opening Institute Day
August 14 - First Day of School (Grades 1-8) Full Day
August 19 - First Day of School (Kindergarten) Full Day
November 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Break (aligned with LPHS)
December 23 - January 3 - Winter Break (aligned with LPHS)
March 31 - April 4 - Spring Break (aligned with LPHS)
May 28 - Last Day of School if no emergency days used
May 31 - Last Day of School if all emergency days used
  • Snow Day vs. E-Learning Day: The decision to close schools for inclement weather or to call for an e-Learning Day will be made on a case-by-case basis looking at several variables, including but not limited to:
    • Day of the week (for example, if the call is made on the weekend vs. weekday)
    • Time of day (for example, if a call is made early morning vs. early evening)
    • Type of emergency day (for example, if a call is made for extreme cold vs. too much snow.  If we are closing due to too much snow, the decision will most likely be for a "traditional snow day"
    • Other school emergencies that can affect individual buildings (for example, water main break or power outage at a school)
  • The Administrators submitted written reports and gave oral presentations to the Board.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, January 26 - Preschool Screening @ ECC
  • Tuesday, January 30 - SW Boys Basketball Game @ Home vs. Peacock - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, Feb 1 - SW Boys Basketball Game @ Wood Dale - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 15 - Second Trimester Ends
  • Friday, February 16 - No Classes - Parent-Teacher Conferences @ 8 am - 12 pm
  • Monday, February 19 - No School - President's Day
  • Thursday, February 22 - Board of Education Regular Meeting @ Spring Wood Innovation Center - 7:00 PM

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