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BOARD BRIEFS

Board of Education Regular Meeting

Thursday, June 15, 2023

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Presentation

ARTSiE Programming

District 20 has partnered with ARTSiE (Arts in Education, formally known as Literacy Through the Arts) to provide programs for our students with a project-based approach that integrates the arts with reading and writing.  ARTSiE's goals include heightening social and emotional awareness, improving reading comprehension, engaging parents and families, and shifting teacher instructional practices.  

At this month's Board Meeting, ARTSiE presented an overview of 2022-2023 programming with the district.  To view this presentation, click on the image to the right.

First page of the PDF file: June15BoardPresentationpptx1-1

Board Meeting Highlights

  • The Board approved the consent agenda items including routine financial and personnel reports.  Other consent agenda approved included the following items:  Hazardous Route Resolution, Intergovernmental Agreement Between Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services regarding Medicaid Reimbursement, exterior signage for ECC and Greenbrook  and the first read of the 2023-24 Parent-Student Handbook.
  • The board approved several action items, including authorization to pay July 2023 Payroll and Accounts Payable (as there is no Board Meeting in July), approval of Summer School Teacher Contracts, approval of the fiscal year 2024 preliminary budget, and approval of Resolution abating the working cash funds of the district.
  • The Board President's Report included the report from the Finance & Facilities Committee, which met earlier this month to discuss replacing the exterior signage for Greenbrook and the Early Childhood Center to install digital signs for each school.  The committee also discussed the five-year financial forecast and reviewed projected revenues, expenditures, and fund balances through the 2027-28 school year. 
  • The Financial Dashboard and Student & Staff Attendance Dashboards were presented to the Board.
  • The Superintendent's Report to the Board included the following:
    • Registration for 2023-24 continues to remain open.  Thank you to the families that have already enrolled.  We encourage families to register soon to help us to determine classroom numbers and teacher assignments as soon as possible.  
    • The administrative team has been working these last couple of weeks on planning and preparing for the upcoming school year.
    • The new Strategic Plan is being finalized and will be presented to the Board for approval in August.
  • Finance/Operations Updates:
    • Summer construction projects are well underway!  The demo and asbestos abatement of Spring Wood bathrooms is complete.  The Greenbrook office renovations have started and demo will be completed soon.  The Spring Wood parking lot replacement will begin on June 19.  All projects are on schedule to be completed in early August.
    • The summer cleaning schedule has begun to ensure that our buildings are thoroughly cleaned by early August.  
    • Concrete repairs are scheduled for Greenbrook and Waterbury.
    • Numerous maintenance projects will also be completed in-house.
  • No reports from other administrators were included during the summer months.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, June 9 through Friday, July 28 -  District Office Summer Hours (open Mondays through Thursdays) 
  • Tuesday, June 12 through Thursday, July 13 
    • D20 Summer School (8:30am-12:00pm) and Exploration Camp (12:00pm-3:00pm)
    • No classes/camp 6/19 or 7/4
  • Monday, June 19 - All District buildings and offices closed.  No Summer School/Camp
  • Tuesday, June 20 & Wednesday, June 21All District Office and Spring Wood staff will work remotely due to parking lot construction
  • Tuesday, July 4 - All district buildings and offices closed.  No Summer School/Camp

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