Quick Notes from the Board Meeting
At the Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, July 17, 2014, the board:
Heard a report about the Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered to students. It was reported that the AP program has steadily grown over the past several years, with 74% of the students who take the AP exams scoring a 3 or higher, qualifying for college credit. Lincoln-Way offers 26 different AP exams per school across 7 different departments, ranging from art and music to math and world language. This year over 1,200 students district-wide took nearly 2,200 AP exams, which means several students took as many as 3 to 5 exams each.
Approved the proposed 2014-2015 Lincoln-Way Area Special Education District 843 budget. Each of the 843 Special Education Cooperative member districts must approve the proposed budget, prior to it being made available for public inspection.
Approved notice of a public hearing for the proposed 2014-2015 Lincoln-Way High School District 210 budget. The hearing will be on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the district office located at Lincoln-Way Central High School.
Heard Dr. R. Scott Tingley, Superintendent, report that the district will begin the 2014-2015 fiscal year with positive fund balances and will continue its commitment to fiscal responsibility.