Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Teachers Have Opportunity for Collaboration on Early Release Day

December 13 was an Early Release Day, which provided an opportunity for teachers and instructional assistants to meet, collaborate and discuss methods and programs to improve student academic achievement. The tightly structured school day presents a challenge for teachers to plan together on a regular basis. Creating more common planning time, Early Release Days are… Continue Reading Teachers Have Opportunity for Collaboration on Early Release Day

Highlights of the December 11 Board of Education Meeting

District Superintendent Nick Brown provided an update on the kindergarten school at the Sullivan Center. He said that the project is now in the design development phase. More information will be brought to the Board at the January 22 meeting. He said the presentation to the Village of Vernon Hills went smoothly. There is initial… Continue Reading Highlights of the December 11 Board of Education Meeting

Highlights of the Nov. 27 Board of Education Meeting

Elizabeth Hennessy from Raymond James provided an overview on the District’s outstanding debt. Two of the four bonds are callable in January of 2019. This includes $15,645,000 for the 2009A Series and $2,905,000 for the 2009B Series. By refunding the Series 2009A bonds, the total savings could be $1,604,250 or net present value savings of… Continue Reading Highlights of the Nov. 27 Board of Education Meeting