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Board Update 11/27/17

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Discussion Items

Agenda Item 4.0

Synergy Team Update – 4.01
Dr. Kim Barrett, executive director for literacy and instructional coaching, along with several teachers, coaches, and a building principal, shared the work being accomplished by the district’s coaching team and the student-centered coaching model being used in all schools. To learn more about the district’s coaching model, please view the presentation below and view the instructional coaching page on our district webpage.

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Instructional Coaching Page


Budget Planning – 4.02

The district continues to move forward with planning to take the actions necessary to balance the budget by 2020. The board began discussions to establish a process to reduce $5 million in expenditures for next budget year. The board will continue discussions over the coming months with final action for reductions to take place prior to March 23, 2018. One potential area for savings is through renegotiating the district’s regular education transportation contract. The board explored what impact savings scenarios would have on start and dismissal times for schools, and the board plans to gather staff and parent feedback in January regarding potential start and dismissal time changes. To view the presentation regarding budget planning, please see the presentation link below.

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Public Hearing

Agenda Item 6.0

Tax Levy Public Hearing – 6.01

The board held a public hearing to receive community feedback regarding the 2017 proposed tax levy. The state’s Truth in Taxation Law requires that if the estimated levy exceeds 105% of the prior year’s extension, the district must give public notice of and hold a public hearing on its intent to adopt an aggregate levy. While District 59’s proposed levy does not meet this 5% level, the administration believes that meeting the spirit of the law is in the District’s and community’s best interest. The board will vote on the final proposed 2017 tax levy at the December 11, 2017, board of education meeting.


Action Items

Agenda Item 7.0

Award Of Bid For Paper Bid – 7.01
The board approved the resolution to accept the bid for paper submitted by Murnane Paper for xerographic paper in the amount of $38,495.50 and Veritiv Operating Company for vellum in the amount of $7,223.75.

Approval To Apply For A Special Olympics Young Athletes Grant – 7.02
The board approved the resolution for Marlyn Orozco to complete the Special Education Young Athletes Grant. The estimated amount of the grant award is $1,500 to be received on December 15, 2017. This grant will be used to help fund a Family Night Event at the ELC. During this event, families will be engaged in various activities and also participate in a Special Olympic Respect Campaign. This campaign will teach children to be respectful to one another regardless of race, religion or disability.


Special Interest Topics

Agenda Item 8.0

Parent Satisfaction Survey Results – 8.01
The results from the parent satisfaction survey administered in the fall indicated a high level of parent satisfaction with the educational experience in CCSD59. To view the results of the survey, please click on the link below.

Parent Survey Results

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      While Veterans Day was several weeks ago, a small gesture by a group of Brentwood students has extended the celebration into December. The Brentwood…Mientras que el Día de los Veteranos fue hace varias semanas, un pequeño gesto de un grupo de estudiantes de Brentwood extendió la celebración hasta…

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    School Cancelled - November 26, 2018 Escuela cancelada - 26 de noviembre de 2018

    School Cancelled - November 26, 2018 Escuela cancelada - 26 de noviembre de 2018

    Due to weather conditions, all CCSD59 schools will be closed on Monday, November 26, 2018. All CCSD59 activities at all schools are also canceled, including…Debido al mal clima, todas las escuelas de CCSD59 estarán cerradas el lunes, 26 de noviembre, 2018. Todas las actividades de las escuelas del Distrito…

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    2018-19 Parent Survey ResultsRESULTADOS DE LA ENCUESTA DE PADRES 2018/19

    2018-19 Parent Survey ResultsRESULTADOS DE LA ENCUESTA DE PADRES 2018/19

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    CCSD59 Earns Financial Recognition Status from ISBECCSD59 OBTIENE EL ESTADO DE RECONOCIMIENTO FINANCIERO DE ISBE

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    Join Us for Social Emotional Learning Night

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