Quick Notes from the Board Meeting
At the Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, October 8, 2015, the board:
The Board heard an update from Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Tim Reilly regarding the successful implementation of the new Algebra I curriculum. Recently, SAT and ACT released sample questions of their new assessments which demonstrated that Lincoln-Way’s Algebra I curriculum is on the right track to prepare students for the more rigorous assessments. Mr. Reilly applauded the work of the 24 math teachers and 26 science teachers who led Algebra and STEM Nights for parents and will use parent feedback to continue fine-tuning instruction across the district.
The Lincoln-Way 210 Board of Education heard an update from interim Business Manager Steve Langert regarding his progress analyzing the district’s financial projections and historical accounting practices. Mr. Langert is examining the district’s general ledger to ensure it matches annual financial statements. As requested by the Board, Mr. Langert will work on developing monthly projections of cash flow including budget versus actuals.
Board President Kevin Molloy appointed Board Vice President Dee Molinare and Board Member Chris Kosel to look externally to make recommendations to the Board about potential community members to serve on an audit advisory committee.
- The Board heard from Central Student Council President Kaleigh Nelson and West Student Council President Mitchell Alcoser with an update about the success of their school’s Homecoming festivities. They also reported that Central and West Student Councils will be working together to plan a Student Council Convention for schools in the southwest suburban conference which will be a great opportunity for them to share and collect ideas from other schools.