News from the District

Applications Welcomed for Facilities Committee Membership
The Board of Education is seeking parent and community representatives to join its Facilities Committee, which assists in the prioritization of building needs and the development of a multi-year Facilities Master Plan. The application for committee membership is available in hard copy at the Administration Center and digitally by clicking HERE.  Completed applications are due September 1. Board Facilities Committee meetings are scheduled for one Tuesday each month, beginning at 6pm; the next meeting is September 19.

Save the Date for September 7 Special Education Back to School Meet & Greet
The schedule has been annouced regarding monthly programs for parents on topics related to Special Education. The next such program is a Special Ed Back to School Meet & Greet on Wednesday, September 7 at Monroe School (5:30 – 6:30pm). Light snacks and refreshments will be provided; no registration is requested.  Flyer for the event can be found HERE.

Upcoming Destruction of Special Education Records (2000 – 2012)
Special education records prior to July 1, 2012 will be destroyed no later than August 31, 2017. Parents who would like to pick up their son/daughter’s record are invited to contact Assistant Superintendent of Learning (Pupil Services) Dr. Christina Sepiol via email. Students 18 years of age or older may pick up their own file.In accordance with the Illinois School Student Records Act, special education records, including all temporary records, are maintained for five years following a student’s graduation, transfer, or permanent withdrawal. Files slated for destruction are from the years 2000 through 2012. More information can be found on the District website: > Learning > Student Records.

Tentative 2017-18 Budget on Public Display
During the August 14 Board of Education meeting, the Board reviewed the Tentative Budget for 2017-18. Families are invited to visit the District website to view that document, along with several years of prior budgets, audit reports, and other related materials that are posted for the community to access anytime ( > Departments > Business > Financial Reports). The Budget will be presented for Board approval in September.

Preschool Screenings Offered for D181 Residents
The District is conducting monthly preschool screenings to identify students who may need further evaluation and may be eligible for Early Childhood Education and/or speech and language services. The purpose of the screening is related to Special Education and is for children who are 3, 4 or 5 years old and experiencing difficulty in cognitive development, speech and language skills, gross and fine motor skills, and/or vision and hearing. The next screening opportunities are September 29, October 27, and December 20. Preschool screenings take approximately 30 minutes to complete and are held at Oak School. Parents with concerns about their child’s development who wish to schedule an appointment are invited to call 630.861.4302. More information is available on the District website: > Schools > Preschool.