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Highlights of the August 14 Board of Education Meeting

Among the topics discussed at the August 14 Board of Education meeting was the new Cuneo development. Preparations are moving forward for the construction of 128 new homes on 53 acres on the Cuneo/Loyola Mansion and Gardens property located at 1350 Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills. The Board will determine which district schools the students from this development will attend. Superintendent Nick Brown reminded the Board that the district has tried not to split neighborhoods in the past, but separating the students would limit the impact on any one school. Mr. Brown will talk with the developer about the number of children expected to move into the development. He and the Board will also be looking at space availability once the kindergarten classes move from the elementary schools to the Sullivan Center. The Board is expected to make their decision by mid- to late October.

Director of Finance and Business Operations Abe Singh provided a presentation on the 2017/18 tentative budget. The projected revenue is $73,793,884, while expenses are estimated at $86,526,861. He discussed an increase in expenses compared with last year’s budget, which is due to an increase in instructional spending (up 5.5%), a new lease agreement for the Dell Chromebooks, an increase in curriculum needs, and other things.  $12 million has been allocated for the construction of the Kindergarten Center at the Sullivan Center. A public hearing on the tentative budget took place during the business meeting in which the Board received no public comments. The budget is scheduled to be adopted on September 11.

Mr. Brown provided an update on enrollment numbers. The district still anticipates that an additional 60 children will register for the new school year.  District Office staff members are calling families who did not attend the Residency Event. Mr. Brown is seeing slight increases in enrollment numbers across the district schools. A fourth-grade classroom is being added to Aspen due to increased enrollment numbers.

In her report, Board President Sonali Patil thanked staff for organizing the Residency Event, which she said went smoothly. She also reminded district residents to take a 10-minute survey that will help the district gauge community perceptions about its schools.  The deadline to take the survey is August 31.

Hawthorn Wants to Hear From You

Hawthorn School District 73 is holding a series of “Bagels with the Board” meetings for the public to discuss their perceptions about the District and its facilities planning efforts with Board of Education members. Please join us at one of the following sessions:

Tuesday, August 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Village of Vernon Hills, 290 Evergreen Drive in Vernon Hills
Tuesday, August 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills
Wednesday, August 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Victory Centre, 97 W. Phillip Road in Vernon Hills

Also, please take a 10-minute survey. Presionar aqui para tomar el estudio.

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Hawthorn Wants to Hear From You

Hawthorn School District 73 is seeking the participation of community members in a brief online survey to gauge community perceptions of the school district and its facility planning efforts.  The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Click here to take the survey. Presionar aqui para tomar el estudio.

 

 

 

 

Hawthorn Wants to Hear From You

Hawthorn School District 73 will hold a series of Bagels with the Board meetings for the public to discuss their perceptions about the District and its facilities planning efforts with Board of Education members. For the schedule of meetings, please click the button below.

Meeting Schedule

The District is also seeking the participation of community members in a brief online survey to gauge community perceptions of the school district and its facility planning efforts.  The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.  To take the survey, visit the Educational Facilities Master Plan page. 

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Community Survey: Hawthorn Wants to Hear from You

Hawthorn School District 73 is seeking the participation of community members in a brief online survey to gauge community perceptions of the school district and its facility planning efforts.  The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Click here to take the survey.

Growing Together: Referendum Letter

Please take a moment to read our letter to the community regarding the Educational Facilities Master Plan.

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Thank you

Thank you to all the community members, parents, teachers, and staff who helped make the #H73EFMP possible.
Click here to learn more about the EFMP and the Hawthorn 73 referendum on the ballot TODAY:  bit.ly/H73EFMP

Election Day is tomorrow!

Election Day is tomorrow! Before you vote, please take a moment to learn about the Hawthorn 73 Educational Facilities Master Plan and our referendum. #H73EFMP
Click here to learn more: bit.ly/H73EFMP
Need help finding your polling place? Click here to visit the Lake County voter website: lakecountyil.gov/351/Voter-Power

EFMP – Kindergarten Center at the Sullivan Center FAQ

The Hawthorn 73 Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) is a community-drivin 10-year facilities plan to support the district’s growth. As part of the EFMP, the district plans to develop a Kindergarten Center at the Sullivan Center in Vernon Hills, which will bring together Kindergarten services for our students under one roof. Please see our frequently asked questions for additional information about this project.  #H73EFMP

 

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Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) – Community Process

The Hawthorn School District 73 Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) is a 10-year facilities plan to support the district’s growth and long-term strategic plan. It was developed by a Core Team of community members, parents, staff, and administration. The Core Team collaborated with DLR Group, a nationally leading architecture firm, to assess the district’s needs and proposed recommended options for the future of the district to the Hawthorn 73 School Board. #H73EFMP