Quick Notes from the Board Meeting
At the Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, February 27, 2014, the board:
Reviewed the progress of the 2013-2014 District Goal #1: Increase student achievement by developing highly effective programs for instructional coaching, teacher evaluations, staff development, and data-focused instruction. Objective B: Use data to make decisions on curriculum, instruction, and staff development. Board members were given information on the achievement of students in all four quartiles of each class and shown examples of staff development sessions on grading practices that ensure grades accurately reflect mastery of both content and academic skills.
Approved the February 28, 2014 payroll of $2,187,042.35. The Board of Education also approved the February 19, 2014 list of bills in the amount of $302,913.58.
Approved a motion to reduce the current AFJROTC program from four units to two units; one at Lincoln-Way Central and the other at Lincoln-Way North; and to allow new students to enroll in the program. Lincoln-Way High School District 210 has made various expenditure reductions over the last several years in an effort to reduce costs due to cutbacks made by the state of Illinois and an overall poor economic climate. Discussion of district wide expenditure reductions will continue as course selection and state budget funding becomes more clear.
Reviewed the progress of the 2013-2014 District Goal #2: Continue to improve parental and community communication opportunities. Board members were given information on the continued development of the electronic database of community members; and the expansion the e-Newsletter list, Facebook page and Quick Notes list of recipients. Board of Education communication tools have been updated.